Myron Golden

Vice-chair

Myron Golden has worked as Manager of international development and governance programs with forty years of experience in the USG, private sector and NGO organizations. In numerous managerial and leadership positions, Mr. Golden has been responsible for many large-scale, complex, multi-million-dollar programs, primarily in Africa. Given his extensive service and familiarity with the USG Foreign Service, Mr. Golden has served as USAID Mission Director, Embassy Counselor and Contractor to USAID and the U.S. State Department.

During his USG career, he was a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the personal rank of Minister Counselor. In his most recent job, Mr. Golden was Program Director for the U.S. State Department’s International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico under a BlueLaw International LLP contract with the State Department (2012-2016). The program objective was to provide graduate-level law enforcement and governance training to senior law enforcement personnel, prosecutors and judges from countries and regions selected by the State Department. Mr. Golden designed curriculum, managed budgets, hired and supervised profession training staff and counseled participants at the Academy. Over the four years of his management, the Academy provided one month training to more than 1,000 participants from 60 different countries.

As Vice President/Chief Operations Officer of BlueLaw International, Mr. Golden directed and managed international programs of the State Department, USAID, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy Department and the Metropolitan District of Columbia Police Department. Program sites included Rwanda, Burundi, Morocco, Zambia, South Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Iran. As the USAID Mission Director in Ghana, Golden managed the largest program in Africa at the time with responsibility for a budget of $50 million.

As Regional USAID Director in Burundi and Rwanda, Golden managed programs addressing conflict, instability, restoration of justice and post-genocide reconstruction.  He made significant contributions to U.S. policy in both countries. During his career with the USG, Golden served and resided in the following countries: Thailand, Tanzania, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Togo, Benin, Jamaica, Rwanda, Burundi and Ghana. Education: MPA, International Development, Harvard University; BA, Howard University.