Nancy J. Eslick

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Nancy J. Eslick
Mission Director

As USAID’s Mission Director to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nancy J. Eslick leads a complex portfolio working to expand economic prosperity, combat corruption, and strengthen the rule of law. She joined USAID in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow and is a career member of the foreign service.

Ms. Eslick led one of USAID’s largest development programs as USAID/Jordan’s Acting Mission Director from 2017-2019 and Deputy Mission Director from 2015-2017. The hallmarks of her tenure included guiding long-term strategic efforts in water resources and innovative development partnerships to build a more self-reliant Jordan and promote regional security and stability.

Ms. Eslick previously served in Washington, DC, heading USAID’s Central America Regional Security Initiative to combat citizen insecurity and violence and implement the Merida Initiative for regional security cooperation between Mexico and the United States. In 2013, she helped establishUSAID/Burma crafting and negotiating the first framework bi-lateral agreement governing development assistance to Burma in 24 years.

She has been posted overseas to missions in Jordan, Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, and Afghanistan. In Washington, Ms. Eslick served in the Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, Human Capital and Talent Management Office , and as the India/Nepal Desk Officer.

Ms. Eslick earned a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science, in addition to a Bachelor of Science in environmental science, from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington. She began her development career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, helping establish Uganda’s Kibale National Park.