Michael Hoverter has more than 17 years of progressive professional experience in strategic planning; business development; program, project, and operations management; relationship cultivation and management; capture management and planning; marketing and research; and proposal writing (for grants and contracts). He has extensive substantive experience across multiple sectors including democracy and governance (D&G), humanitarian/refugees, economic growth/agriculture, health, youth, gender, education, environment, conservation, media as well as services: monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and knowledge management (KM) in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Michael has directed Mission-wide monitoring, evaluation, and learning programs in Tunisia, Libya, and Mexico; humanitarian and media assistance programs for Syria; an M&E component of a governance program in Afghanistan; a national governance program in Turkmenistan; and smaller evaluations and assessments in Chad, Mali, Niger, and South Sudan. He has also brought in more than $400 million in new business. He has in-depth experience with bilateral/multilateral donors and foundations including USAID, DFID, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), World Bank, US Department of State, US Institute for Peace, UNDP, UNHCR, MacArthur Foundation, Gates Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund. Holds an MBA in international business/international development. Michael has written and published articles on the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union and environmental protection (Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations – Seton Hall University) as well as lessons learned and implications for zone development for Special Economic Zones (World Bank Group). Countries of work experience include: Egypt, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ireland, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia.