Our Team

sylvia megret acdi/voca

Sylvia Megret

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer Sylvia Megret is a strategic and resourceful management, operations, and business development executive with …

Kevin Haggerty ACDI/VOCA CFO

Kevin Haggerty

Chief Financial Officer Kevin Haggerty brings over 30 years of experience to his role as ACDI/VOCA’s CFO. Prior to joining …

paul guenette

Paul Guenette

Chief Communications Officer Paul Guenette is an economic development manager with expertise in agribusiness and trade. Mr. Guenette provides leadership …


Luke Pingel

Chief Legal Officer Mr. Pingel has provided legal guidance to organizations in developing international markets for 20 years. Most recently, …

Deborah Atwood

Deborah Atwood, Chair

Washington, D.C. Ms. Atwood joined the Meridian Institute in January 2011 and serves as Executive Director of the Meridian’s AGree: …

Jerry Fenner

Jerry Fenner, Vice Chair

St. Paul, Minnesota Mr. Fenner is a legacy cooperative director representing AgriBank, FCB.  Mr. Fenner retired from AgriBank in 2016 …

ACDI/VOCA Board of Directors Ann Kafer

Ann Kafer

Bloomington, Illinois Ms. Kafer is vice president of human resources and strategy officer at GROMARK, Inc. Since she joined the …

Beth Keck ACDI/VOCA board member

Beth Keck

Bentonville, Arkansas Beth Keck has an extensive background in international business and corporate social responsibility. Currently, she is Practitioner-in-Residence of China …

Cathy Lanning

Cathy Lanning

Westerville, Ohio Ms. Lanning is Nationwide Insurance’s vice president of strategic partnerships. In this role, she is responsible for leveraging …

Charles Conner

Charles F. Conner

Washington, D.C. Mr. Conner is president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Prior to joining NCFC, between …

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