Our Specialists.

Chief of Party Michael Geertson

Michael Geertson is a democracy and governance and conflict mitigation specialist with two decades of experience in the management and technical direction of international development programs. He currently serves as chief of party for USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives’ Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative in Kyiv. Mr. Geertson has led design and implementation teams in more than 20 countries around the world, including those that conducted USAID-funded political economy analysis in Liberia and a governance assessment in Mongolia. Prior to his current role, Mr. Geertson held programmatic and new business positions with the Chemonics home office focused on Europe and Eurasia, Haiti, and sub-Saharan Africa. He began his career with Tetra Tech EM Inc. and later held senior positions with Casals & Associates, Inc. He holds a B.A. from Allegheny College and an M.P.A. from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration.