Sheryl Stumbras Appointed New USAID Director for Zambia

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Sheryl Stumbras, the new USAID/Zambia Mission Director, with Ambassador Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula



Washington D.C., 22nd July 2019 – Sheryl Stumbras, a member of the United States Senior Foreign Service is the new USAID/Zambia Mission Director.

Stumbras was sworn in at a ceremony at the State Department in Washington July 18. The ceremony was witnessed by Zambia’s Ambassador to the United Dr Ngosa Simbyakula.

She has served in Southern and East Africa for 20 years, most recently as the USAID/Mozambique Deputy Mission Director. Prior to serving as a Deputy Mission Director for five years, she was the Director for USAID’s Office of Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Before joining USAID’s Foreign Service, Ms. Stumbras worked as a senior technical advisor, trainer and facilitator providing support to 18 USAID Missions Worldwide. She led assessments, designed strategies, conducted evaluations and created monitoring, learning and evaluation systems across a broad sector of Population, Health, and Nutrition; Economic Growth; Natural Resource Management; and Democracy and Governance programs. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana.

A native of Wisconsin, Ms. Stumbras received a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance and Investment Banking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Juris Doctor in Law from William Mitchel College of Law. Ms. Stumbras and Dr Simbyakula were students at the University of Wisconsin at the same time.

Issued by:

Eric Mwanza
First Secretary – Press 
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
Washington D.C.