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Plan International USA Announces Appointment of New SVP of International Programs

WASHINGTON - Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Dr. Ann C. Hudock, a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of international development experience, as Senior Vice President of International Programs. She has contributed at senior levels of government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hudock to Plan International USA," said Tessie San Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer. "She brings a wealth of in-country development expertise along with the leadership experience needed to drive Plan’s strategy and growth. We are looking forward to working with her to expand Plan’s positive global impact and influence.”

Dr. Hudock’s geographic expertise includes Africa, Asia, and Europe. She successfully completed multiple long-term assignments living in each region, and has developed and managed projects in Africa for more than 20 years. She is the author of “NGOs and Civil Society: Democracy by Proxy?” published by Polity Press.

As Managing Director of DAI's European Strategy and Marketing, she diversified DAI’s client base by designing and spearheading DAI’s strategy for growth with the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Prior to that, she served as Managing Director for Economic and Democratic Governance.

Her previous roles have also included Deputy Country Representative at The Asia Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam. She was one of the first Democracy Fellows at USAID and served as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs managing the Democracy, Human Rights and Labor portfolio at the US Department of State. She has served on the board of the Association of Women in Development and currently serves as an Advisor to the University of Dayton Human Rights Center. She holds a Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Sussex in the U.K.

About Plan International USA

Plan International USA is part of the Plan International Federation, a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities for generations to come and range from clean water and health care programs to education projects and child protection initiatives. For more information, please visit


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