THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
He served on the House International
Relations Committee and helped draft
significant legislation, including the Mil-
lenniumChallenge Act, the legislation
establishing George W. Bush’s signature
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief and the U.S. Leadership Against
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act.
From 2007 to 2009, Green served as the
Bush administration’s U.S. ambassador
to Tanzania. He served two terms on the
Board of Directors of the MillenniumChal-
lenge Corporation, having been appointed
to that post by the Obama administration.
From 2011 through early 2013, Mr.
Green served as senior director at the
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He
then became president and chief execu-
tive officer of the Initiative for Global
Development, a nonprofit organization
that engages corporate leaders to reduce
poverty through business growth and
investment in Africa.
Mr. Green joined the International
Republican Institute as president in Janu-
ary 2014. He also co-chairs the Consensus
for Development Reform, a coalition that
aims to make development policy more
effective and growth-oriented.
Mr. Green’s nomination was widely
praised across the development com-
munity and on both sides of the aisle inCongress. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed the nomination, stating that
Mr. Green would “help us prioritize where
America’s future development invest-
ments will be spent so that we can ensure
every tax dollar advances our country’s
security and prosperity.”
—Gemma Dvorak, Associate Editor