Eric M. Ueland

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Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources
Term of Appointment: 10/01/2018 to present

Eric M. Ueland serves as the Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, and was appointed to this position on October 1, 2018. As Director, Mr. Ueland manages the Department of State and USAID foreign assistance budget.

Mr. Ueland has a long and extensive history of service in the United States Congress and the private sector handling significant policy, political, and procedural matters on behalf of various Senators, members of Congress, officials in the White House and throughout the executive branch, and corporations and trade associations. Prior to his appointment, he served as a senior strategy officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), supporting the leadership of MCC as it developed and implemented priorities at the direction of its management and Board of Directors.

Mr. Ueland served on Capitol Hill in a variety of roles. Among other responsibilities, he worked as the policy and communications director for the Senate Republican Policy Committee, to help steer policy formulation in combination with public presentation. He served as deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff for the Senate Assistant Majority Leader, Don Nickles; and then transition staffer, deputy chief of staff, and then chief of staff for the Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. In all responsibilities, Mr. Ueland worked on multiple legislative and nominations matters to understand the facts at issue, find solutions and hone approaches, build coalitions and partnerships, and create successful outcomes for his principals.

Mr. Ueland also served as staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, working to synthesize different points of view and create bicameral approaches on Federal budget, spending, tax, health, and mandatory programs. At the direction of senators, he oversaw development and passage of budgets and utilization of procedures that reflected Congressional policy outlook on significant legislative priorities under both Democratic and Republican Presidents.

In the private sector, he was vice president of the Duberstein Group in Washington, DC, an independent, bipartisan advisory and advocacy company created to assist corporations and associations understand important pending public policy questions, assess potential impacts and adapt to evolving government policies, while offering insights and advice on management, public affairs, and government relations to clients.

Mr. Ueland is a native of Portland, Oregon, and earned a B.A. in History from the University of San Francisco.