Country Manager, Middle East and North Africa
Gretchen E. Krantz Evans is the Country Manager for the Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Krantz Evans is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA activities in the region.
Prior to joining USTDA, Gretchen held positions with the Department of State in public diplomacy in India and with the Foreign Commercial Service in Ghana as a grantee specializing in intellectual property issues. Prior to her career in government service, Gretchen practiced corporate law in the New York, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong offices of a U.S. law firm.
Gretchen holds a B.A. in German and International Studies from West Virginia University and a J.D. from Columbia University. She is fluent in German.