David Hegwood joined USAID in 2009. He manages USAID engagement in a wide range of global policy issues, including the G20, the G7, the Committee on World Food Security, and the Sustainable Development Goals. He previously served as the representative of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Program, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development and as Special Counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Hegwood has previously held positions as a consultant with O’Mara & Associates, as Assistant Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and as Majority Staff Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He began his career as a Foreign Service officer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mr. Hegwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia.