Paul Weisenfeld, JD

Paul WeisenfeldExecutive Vice President, RTI International
Weisenfeld provides strategic oversight of international development projects, facilitates integration of the various international development program areas, and oversees business strategy and communications. During his 24 years in international development, he has implemented high-profile initiatives in economic policy and economic growth, agriculture and food security, trade and investment promotion, banking and finance, democracy and governance, education, housing and urban development, public health, and humanitarian assistance. Weisenfeld served as a foreign service officer for USAID, playing a leading role in establishing and then directing the Bureau for Food Security, which led President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative. He also led the Haiti Task Team, charged with coordinating relief and reconstruction planning following the devastating earthquake in 2010 and served as USAID Mission Director in Peru and Zimbabwe. Weisenfeld received the USAID administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award, the agency’s highest award.