US Embassy Bridgetown announces appointment of Christopher Cushing, Mission Director USAID Eastern & Southern Caribbean

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Cushing as the Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean, effective October 21, 2014. Mr. Cushing is based in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Most recently, Mr. Cushing served as USAID Mission Director in Ecuador. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Strategy, Budget and Program Office for USAID’s Latin American and the Caribbean Bureau (LAC) programs and deputy director of LAC’s Regional Sustainable Development office. He was also strategy team leader for LAC’s Strategy, Budget and Program Office and a supervisory program officer in Panama and Honduras. Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Cushing served on the Peace Corps staff in Paraguay and Costa Rica as a training coordinator, as well as in Slovakia and the Baltics as program and training officer.

Please note that the USAID office has changed its name from USAID Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean. The name change now more appropriately reflects the countries where USAID assistance programs are implemented, including the Southern Caribbean countries of Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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