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Diana Harbison | Director, Office of Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Mrs. Harbison leads the team responsible for monitoring and evaluating the results of USTDA's funding commitments. She provides analytic advice to USTDA's senior leadership and staff on all aspects of the Agency's program, in order to inform critical decision-making with the ultimate goal of identifying where the Agency's program is most effective. Prior to this role, Mrs. Harbison began her career at USTDA in the program office, where she served as Country Manager for Southeast Asia and Pakistan. In this role, she managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of infrastructure projects throughout the region. By successfully connecting U.S. companies with foreign project sponsors, Mrs. Harbison helped identify technologies and services to solve development challenges abroad. She has significant experience developing projects in collaboration with multi-lateral development banks, private industry, and foreign stakeholders, as well as coordinating on policy-projects associated with APEC, ASEAN, WTO and Free Trade Agreements.

Prior to serving in the U.S. government, Mrs. Harbison worked at an international private bank in Denver, Colorado where she managed the bank's compliance as well as business development. Mrs. Harbison earned a Master's Degree in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and a Bachelor's degree from Roanoke College.

Patricia Daughetee | Senior Grants Management Specialist

Patricia Daughetee has over 30 years of experience in grants management. She has served as Grants Management Specialist at USTDA for nearly 20 years where she manages and oversees grant contracts with Agency grantees.

Prior to joining USTDA, Mrs. Daughetee worked in grants management for the State of South Dakota, the City of Salt Lake City, and for The George Washington University.

Mrs. Daughetee holds a B.S. degree in Business Economics from South Dakota State University.

Sarah Randolph | Manager for Program Monitoring

Sarah Randolph currently serves as Manager for Program Monitoring.  In this role, she continuously monitors all grant-funded programs and proactively facilitates grant close-outs.

Ms. Randolph previously served as the Country Manager for Southeast Asia at USTDA, where she developed and managed the region's multi-million-dollar portfolio of infrastructure development activities in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.  Prior to her work managing the Southeast Asia portfolio, Ms. Randolph was a Manager for Global Programs at USTDA, responsible for developing, implementing, and managing procurement assistance programs under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative as well as implementing strategic policy initiatives.  Prior to joining USTDA’s Global Programs team, she served as Deputy Project Manager and Research Analyst for USTDA’s Research and Analysis Program Services contract with Ascendant Program Services, LLC, and she also served as a Project Analyst for USTDA’s East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eurasia portfolios.

Prior to her work in support of USTDA’s mission, Ms. Randolph was a Project Manager for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.  Ms. Randolph holds dual B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

John VanGavree | Manager for Program Evaluation

John VanGavree currently serves as USTDA’s Program Evaluation Manager for Europe and Eurasia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role, he measures the U.S. export and economic growth impacts of USTDA’s funding commitments and advises program staff throughout the project life-cycle using evidence-based analysis. Mr. VanGavree is a member of USTDA’s ICT sector team, following U.S. industry and trade policy developments with respect to cybersecurity. He is also a member of USTDA’s Finance sector team focused on enhancing the Agency’s cooperation with public, private and multilateral financiers of infrastructure in emerging markets.

Previously, Mr. VanGavree has held positions in public accounting and international nonprofit management, and also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining USTDA, he completed graduate internships with USTDA’s Global Programs team and with the Political Risk Insurance group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Mr. VanGavree holds a master’s degree in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.

CONTACT US

The Office of Program Monitoring and Evaluation can be reached by phone, 703-875-4357, or email, evaluations@ustda.gov.

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