Obama nominates new Peace Corps director

July 14, 2009 1:28:23 PM PDT
President Barack Obama says he will nominate a career international development specialist to be director of the Peace Corps. Aaron Williams is the vice president for international business development with RTI International. He has helped design and manage assistance programs in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

Williams was a senior manager at the U.S. Agency for International Development and reached the rank of career minister in the Senior Foreign Service.

If confirmed, Williams will fill a slot that has been occupied in an acting capacity by Jody K. Olsen, the Peace Corps' deputy director since 2002. Williams is a former Peace Corps volunteer, serving in the Dominican Republic in 1967-1970.

      QUICK HEADLINES | MORE POLITICS | GET NEWS ALERTS
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABC13 SOCIAL NETWORKING
Find us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | More social networking
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MORE FROM ABC13
ABC13 widget | Most popular stories | Political blogs
ABC13 wireless | Slideshow archive | Help solve crimes
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Load Comments