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Michael Deal

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)
Executive Director & CEO

Mr. Deal directs the operations of the 18-member VEGA alliance, representing the world’s largest consortium of not-for-profit, volunteer organizations providing technical experts in private, public and NGO sector economic growth activities.  Mr. Deal has a widely-varied professional background in international business and development, having served in a number of executive management positions over his career. He was USAID Mission Director in Colombia, culminating a 28-year Foreign Service career which included serving as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Latin American Bureau and assignments in six developing countries. He achieved the rank of Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service and received the Administrator's Outstanding Career Achievement Award. Following his years at USAID, Mr. Deal served as President and CEO of Crown Agents USA, Inc., where he directed the rapid ramp-up of U.S. operations for this global international development company. He led the firm in building a competitive position in the U.S. market, opening nine overseas and building initiatives funded by USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to combat HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa, and promote good governance through customs, tax, and procurement reform, and anti-corruption training. 

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 17

9:00pm CDT