February 24, 2011
|Mark Green, Senior Director
Ambassador Mark Green joins the USGLC as a Senior Director following an extensive career in public service. He represented the 8thdistrict of Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, serving on the House Judiciary and International Relations Committees, and as an Assistant Majority Whip. He helped craft a variety of innovative foreign policy initiatives including the Millennium Challenge Act, the Global Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Awareness and Treatment Act of 2001, and the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act. Following his service in Congress, Green served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania from 2007 to 2009, overseeing the largest Millennium Challenge Compact and significant PEPFAR programs. He previously served as Managing Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center in Washington and is a current member of the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Washington, DC—The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition today announced former Ambassador to Tanzania and Congressman Mark Green (R-WI-8) will join the organization as Senior Director overseeing public policy and field operations. Green will play an integral part in the organization’s mission to advocate for a strong and effective International Affairs Budget and elevate America’s smart power tools of development and diplomacy.
“Mark Green’s experience as a member of Congress and ambassador will be invaluable to us as we make the case for the importance of the International Affairs Budget to our national and economic security,” said Liz Schrayer, Executive Director of the USGLC. “Mark has been an outstanding member of our Board, and I am thrilled that he will be joining our professional team to help us accomplish our mission each day.”
Green will work with the USGLC to help advance a smart power policy framework and serve with Schrayer as a national spokesperson on these issues. Green will also lead efforts to expand the network of activists across the country who support greater U.S. engagement in the world.
“Mark has enormous credibility, not only as a conservative, but as someone who can work across the aisle in the best interests of our national and economic security,” said former Wisconsin Governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.
“I am honored to be joining the USGLC and working to educate Americans about how important our diplomatic and economic development efforts are in the world,” said Green. “From my time in Congress and as a U.S. ambassador, I know personally how critical this small one percent of the federal budget is to achieving our national security and foreign policy goals, as well as demonstrating our core American values at their very best.”
Green is currently the Managing Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center in Washington. Prior to joining the Center, Green served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania from 2007 to 2009. He represented the 8th district of Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, serving on the House Judiciary and International Relations Committees, and as an Assistant Majority Whip. He currently serves on the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He will begin his work at the USGLC on March 1.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.