Letitia Butler served more than 34 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, rising to the rank of Counselor in USAID's Senior Foreign Service (1977-2004, 2008-2013), and Senior Associate in the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (2004-2008). Ms. Butler has hands-on experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation, having lived and worked with USAID in Latin America (Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala), the Middle East (Lebanon), and Asia (the Philippines/Asian Development Bank.)
She received a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Virginia in 1976 and a BA-equivalent in Economics from State's Foreign Service Institute (1984). She has taught development management at Georgetown University's graduate school. She resides in Virginia.