Senior Manager for Global Programs
Amy K. Swers currently serves as Global Programs Coordinator in the Office of Global Programs at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this role, she is responsible for a range of strategic planning, development policy, management, and research and external reporting functions on behalf of the agency. Previously, she served as Country Manager for Brazil, covering the energy and environmental sectors.
Ms. Swers has deep experience working across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She has served as a bridge and translator – whether it be between business units, sectors, or countries. She has deep international development experience, having held leadership roles at the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Inter-American Foundation, and has private sector experience working for Fortune 500 biotech and telecommunications companies. As an independent consultant, she has also provided strategic advisory services to USAID’s Center for Transformational Partnerships in the Global Development Lab and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Ms. Swers earned dual Master’s degrees from the University of Texas-Austin in public policy and Latin American studies and a B.A. from Yale University. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Amy has lived in six Latin American and European countries, and received a Fulbright fellowship to carry out graduate fieldwork in Brazil and the Southern Cone.