Mission Director's Corner
Dennis Weller assumed leadership of USAID Ethiopia on August 31, 2012. Weller was USAID Mission Director in Rwanda since 2008 where he led USAID’s programs in health, HIV/AIDS and malaria; economic development; and democracy and governance.
A career Foreign Service Officer, Weller also served as Deputy Director of the Agency's mission in Ghana, where he administered four U.S. presidential initiatives to alleviate hunger, improve education, increase growth and trade, and fight malaria.
Weller has 25 years of experience with USAID, including work in Burma, Pakistan, Kenya and Iraq. Much of his work has focused on providing emergency food aid and improving agricultural growth to avert hunger and ensure economic development. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia.