Lance Leverenz

Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development, Mr. Leverenz leads PADF's Public Sector outreach to USAID, State Department, and other bilateral and multilateral donors.  He has successfully secured funding for a wide variety of relief and development activities including water and sanitation, emergency disaster response, human trafficking, and media freedom for countries across the Western Hemisphere.

Prior to joining PADF, Mr. Leverenz worked for the American Red Cross, directing their Latin American programs, and as a government and private-sector international development consultant. His international experience includes overseas assignments in Latin America and Asia. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and Nicaragua.

Mr. Leverenz holds a Master's degree in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs, both from the American University in Washington, DC.