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Mr. Arthur Brown is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Counselor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has worked for the federal government for more than 20 years. He was assigned as the USAID Mission Director to Nicaragua in July 2012. Mr. Brown is responsible for leading, directing, and managing economic growth, democracy and governance, health, environmental, and education programs.
Prior to serving in Central America, Mr. Brown served as the USAID/DRC Deputy Mission Director. In Kinshasa, Mr. Brown helped lead on humanitarian assistance, and peace & security programs from 2009 to 2011. Before joining the team in the Congo, from 2008 to 2009 Mr. Brown represented USAID at the National Defense University (NDU). From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Brown served in a senior leadership capacity securing financial resources and providing fiscal oversight for a budget exceeding $2.5 billion within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) as the Bureau’s Financial Controller. He also worked in several USAID Missions from 2000 to 2005 including Nigeria, Guinea & Sierra Leone, and regional operations out of Botswana covering Namibia with extended TDYs to USAID/Madagascar, and to USAID/Benin as Acting Director. Prior to his Foreign Service career at USAID, Mr. Brown served as a Senior Financial Manager at the JHPIEGO Corporation working in the Maternal/Child Health & HIV/AIDS sectors.
Mr. Brown holds an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, he attended the National War College (NWC) and received an M.S. in National Security Strategy, and he has a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Brown is a graduate of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM)'s Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander Course (C/JFSOCC). He holds various USAID Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Administrator’s Management Improvement Award, along with Special Act, Meritorious Group, and Teamwork Awards. Mr. Brown also is a distinguished recipient of the U.S. Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams award for Outstanding Community Leaders.
Mr. Brown has served in a variety of civic and charitable organizations, including providing domestic community service through volunteering in Washington, DC at the Women Infants and Children (WIC) welfare program and providing volunteer public health services at The Washington Free Clinic. Mr. Brown has also served as an Executive Board Member for the Baltimore, Maryland based Ashburton Community Association. Additionally, Mr. Brown served as a Rural Community Development Extension Agent in the Republic of Bénin, West Africa, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs where he was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV).
Mr. Brown is married to Krista Luchie Brown (BSN, RN, MS). She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer-Togo. They have a son and a daughter together.
Last updated: August 13, 2015