Eileen Burke 203.216.0718 (M)
Fairfield, Conn. (April 30, 2015) —
Save the Children welcomes the
nomination of Gayle Smith to become the next Administrator of the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID).
leaders face two historic summit opportunities in the next year to accelerate
progress on ending extreme poverty and to confront humanitarian crises around
the world," said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children.
"Gayle Smith has a wealth of experience, both from inside and out of
government, to bring to bear in shaping USAID's leadership for these
summits. We look forward to working with her, and the rest of the Obama
Administration, to support bold American leadership on ending extreme poverty
and the preventable deaths of children, as well as ensuring the world does much
more to prevent and respond to the suffering of people in Nepal, Syria, and the
many other humanitarian crises around the world. Gayle
Smith has been a leader on initiatives to make US international
development assistance more efficient and effective, and she reflects the
compassion that all Americans have for children and families in need. We
are eager to partner with her to put those reforms on an enduring foundation."
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