WASHINGTON, D.C. – E. Jed Barton was sworn in today as the new Mission Director for Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus in Kyiv, Ukraine for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Agency Counselor David E. Eckerson administered the oath of office.
As Director of the Regional Mission, Barton will be responsible for the U.S. Government’s assistance in these countries. He will oversee programs supporting the region’s continued efforts towards broad-based, market-oriented democracies.
Prior to this assignment, Barton served as Deputy Mission Director for Strategic Planning at USAID/Afghanistan. He managed the offices of Program and Project Development, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth and Infrastructure, and at three of five regional command platforms. From August 2005 to June 2011, Barton was USAID’s Regional Controller in Egypt. In this capacity, he established the agency’s largest overseas financial service center, the primary coordinating office for financial management in-service training, and a hub tasked with developing technology solutions for financial management operations.
Last updated: January 26, 2015