Robert Haynie serves as a Senior Partnerships Advisor in the U.S. Secretary of State’s Global Partnership Initiative Office (S/GPI) overseeing the global health and East Asia-Pacific portfolios. He works directly with the Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Kris Balderston, on priority initiatives, such as the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the Shanghai 2010 World Expo USA Pavilion. Before joining the State Department, Robert worked in Booz Allen Hamilton's Diplomacy and International Development practice helping a variety of clients across a range of multi-sectorial projects. During Robert’s time at Booz Allen Hamilton, he worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implementing competitiveness projects in Serbia for select industries to receive targeted programmatic investments. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Robert worked with USAID’s Global Development Alliance (GDA) on public-private alliances and participated in USAID's Emerging Markets Development Advisors Program in Jordan for a year to support a local non-profit organization helping Jordanian small and medium-sized enterprises. Robert also lived in China for three years working with Microsoft Corporation managing regional operations and process re-engineering projects. Robert has a Bachelors of Science in International Affairs with a focus in Chinese studies and an MBA from Georgetown University with an honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy from the School of Foreign Service.