President Biden Names Director Ebong to Wilson Center Board of Trustees

Arlington, VA – President Joe Biden has appointed U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Enoh T. Ebong to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Director Ebong will continue her leadership of USTDA while serving as a Board member. The appointment became effective on March 16, 2023.

“For more than 50 years, the Wilson Center has led discussions on the most important global challenges facing our country. Its non-partisan approach and focus on actionable ideas is a timeless formula for a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. These institutional aspirations, and results-oriented approach, are also characteristic of the ethos we have at USTDA,” said Director Ebong. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and the Wilson Center’s exceptional staff to advance its vital mission.”

The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable policy ideas. Members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the President of the United States. Trustees serve on various committees with functions including executive, audit, finance and investment policy, development, fellowship, as well as strategic planning and programming.

President Biden named Director Ebong to serve in the trustee position to be filled from within the Federal government.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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