Baker will head Chemonics’ operations in Europe and Eurasia, while Nittler will oversee the firm’s business in Latin America and the Caribbean.
CEO and President Ashraf Rizk said the two “have demonstrated strong leadership, technical and management competence, professional versatility, and have had rich and varied experiences in project management and business development.”
Baker and Nittler replace Richard Dreiman and Susanna Mudge, who managed Chemonics’ Europe and Eurasia and Latin America and Caribbean operations, respectively. Dreiman and Mudge were named executive vice presidents this spring.
Nittler joined Chemonics in 1994 as chief of party for the Bolivia Forestry Management project, leading it to become one of USAID’s most successful private forestry projects. He has more than 25 years of development experience, including long-term assignments in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Somalia, and The Gambia.
Baker joined Chemonics in 1992. She served as the director of finance and administration for a civil society strengthening project in the West Bank/Gaza, before returning to Washington to take on a director role in Chemonics’ International Health Group. She later joined the Contracts Division to create an effective grants management system.