President Donald Trump announced July 17, 2020, he plans to nominate an Indian-American to the post of Assistant Administrator to the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Sue Ghosh Stricklett of Maryland will be nominated to the post in the agency which has previously been run by Indian-Americans — Rajiv Shah who served as the 16th head of the agency during the Obama years, 2010-2015, and Nisha Desai Biswal who was Assistant Administrator at USAID from 2010- 2013.
Ghosh Stricklett is an attorney in private practice with over twenty-five years of experience in national security law and foreign affairs, the announcement said.
The scope of her practice includes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, intellectual property licensing and technology transfer, U.S. dual-use and defense trade control licensing, and sanctions law enforcement.
She has served as an Asia policy advisor to three Presidential campaigns and several major Indo-American advocacy organizations, the White House said.
She hails from Queens, New York, and is a graduate of the State University of New York, Buffalo. She earned her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.