Bonnie Glick
Democracy and Human Rights, Foreign Aid, China, Middle East

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Bonnie Glick is a senior adviser (non-resident) with the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS. Glick was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the deputy administrator and chief operating officer (COO) of the U.S. Agency for International Development from January 2019-November 2020. She worked for 12 years as a Foreign Service officer in the U.S. Department of State. She later worked for IBM as a global account executive, where she co-authored three patents as part of the IBM Research Division. Glick served as the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging from 2017 until 2019 under Governor Larry Hogan. In her role as deputy administrator and COO, Glick’s portfolio covered all Agency programs worldwide (100+ countries) and all Agency operations. Among the issues she championed were digital transformation, the significance of 5G as a development priority in emerging markets, private sector engagement, democracy and governance, global vaccine distribution, the Abraham Accords, and food security. She was the executive sponsor of USAID’s COVID-19 Task Force that addressed both the safety and security of the global workforce and the international response to the outbreak.