President Obama Re-nominates IRI President Mark Green to Serve on MCC Board

Washington, DC – Ambassador Mark Green, president of IRI has been re-nominated by President Barack Obama to service on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).  Green was first appointed to the board in 2010.

Prior to joining IRI, Green served as president and chief executive officer of the Initiative for Global Development.  Green also served as U.S. ambassador to Tanzania from mid-2007 to early 2009 and served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th District.  During his time in Congress, Green helped craft key policy initiatives including the Millennium Challenge Act and President George W. Bush’s AIDS program.  Green has also served as senior director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Green serves on the Center for Strategic and International Studies Executive Council on Development and co-chairs the Consensus for Development Reform.  Alongside many other activities, Green is a board member of WorldTeach and serves on the Former Members of Congress Association Diplomatic Advisory Council.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Green holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

MCC is a United States government corporation based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people.  MCC’s mission is to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth.

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