Washington, DC – Ambassador Mark Green, president of IRI was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve a second term on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Green was first appointed to the board in 2010.
“I am honored to be confirmed to serve once again on the MCC board and proud of the work the organization is doing around the world,” said Ambassador Green. “Through the work of MCC, the United States not only gives aid to those countries in need, but gives it to those countries committed to democratic governance and economic freedom.”
Prior to joining IRI, Green served as president and chief executive officer of the Initiative for Global Development. Green also served as U.S. ambassador to Tanzania from mid-2007 to early 2009 and served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th District. During his time in Congress, Green helped craft key policy initiatives including the Millennium Challenge Act and President George W. Bush’s AIDS program. Green has also served as senior director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Green serves on the Center for Strategic and International Studies Executive Council on Development and co-chairs the Consensus for Development Reform. Alongside many other activities, Green is a board member of WorldTeach and serves on the Former Members of Congress Association Diplomatic Advisory Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Green holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
MCC is a United States government corporation based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people. MCC’s mission is to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth.