Trey Hicks

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Trey Hicks

Trey Hicks serves as Assistant to the Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the U.S. Government lead for international disaster response. With a mandate to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the impact of disasters, BHA monitors, mitigates, and responds to global hazards and humanitarian needs. The Bureau also promotes resilience by preparing communities for disasters before they strike, and by helping people recover and move beyond crises.

In 2018 he joined USAID as Director of the Office of Food for Peace, where he led the Agency’s international food assistance program while overseeing the establishment of BHA. Mr. Hicks brings more than a decade of experience in the U.S. Senate, where he most recently served as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee leading major initiatives advancing government accountability, specifically oversight of U.S. foreign assistance.  From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Hicks was a primary steward of efforts to ensure flexibility in international food assistance within Congress. 

He also helped author and assure passage of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), playing an instrumental role in ensuring USAID’s Emergency Food Security Program, funded by the International Disaster Assistance account, was fully authorized through the Act.  Prior to that, Mr. Hicks led several major government oversight initiatives for the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  

Mr. Hicks holds an M.A. in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Houston.