Andrew Natsios U.S. Agency for International Development
Andrew Natsios was sworn in on May 1, 2001, as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). President Bush has also appointed him Special Coordinator for International Disaster Assistance and Special Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan. Natsios has served previously at USAID, as director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and as assistant administrator for the Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance. Before assuming his present position, Natsios was chairman and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and had responsibility for managing the Big Dig, the largest public works project in U.S. history. Prior to that he served as secretary for administration and finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and vice president of World Vision U.S. From 1987 to 1989, he was executive director of the Northeast Public Power Association in Milford, Massachusetts. Natsios served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987 and was named legislator of the year by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (1978), the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (1986), and Citizens for Limited Taxation (1986). He also was chairman of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee for seven years. Natsios is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government where he received a master's degree in public administration.