David Burgess

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David Burgess

Retired Chief of Operations of the Europe, Mediterranean and Asia Region, Peace Corps


David Burgess retired after five decades in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in 2015. David was elected to the InsideNGO board in 2009, and also served a term as its treasurer.

His 22 years of federal service included assignments with the Peace Corps, State Department, US Air Force, and US Institute of Peace. Outside government, David worked with several international NGOs including World Learning/SIT and ADF. Throughout his career, he has been a practicing attorney for a Wall Street firm; managing editor for several legal publications of the Bureau of National Affairs; and a faculty member at Georgetown, at the Academy in Public Service, and at the Institute of World Politics. 

David’s experience includes service as a founder, officer, board member or director of numerous local, regional, and national NGOs. His professional experience includes U.S. foreign policy, foreign assistance, international strategy and operations, program development and management, business development, public administration and governance, and international law and negotiations. He has worked extensively in the fields of democracy, human rights, civil society, and immigration, refugees and asylum.