Serving as President & CEO since 2018, David Hartingh is responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial and management operations of IESC. David is an entrepreneurial international development executive with more than 23 years of experience in international economic development, small and medium enterprise development, and international trade. Prior to becoming IESC’s President & CEO, he was IESC’s Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President. He previously served as IESC’s Vice President of Global Programs and Associate Vice President and practice lead for trade and enterprise development. During his tenure at IESC, David has been instrumental in transforming IESC’s operating model and systems and competitively winning and successfully delivering results on numerous large-scale economic development projects around the world. His experience prior to joining IESC headquarters in 2005 includes managing a USAID-funded international trade and investment project operating in 37 countries, advising private sector clients with an international trade policy consulting firm, launching and selling his own franchised small business, and advising businesses as a consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in International Economic Affairs from George Washington University.
Judit is a senior international and business development executive with over 20 years of experience. At IESC, she is responsible for IESC’s business strategy, leads IESC’s new business development activities and manages a team of talented new business professionals. She is passionate about economic development and job creation, municipal management, and sustainable urban development. She is a perceptive trainer and facilitator with experience in association and institutional capacity building. Previously, she served as chief of party, designed and implemented multimillion-dollar development programs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and held new business director positions. She was instrumental in the establishment of the ICMA China Center in Beijing. After hours, you may spot her on the ballroom dance floor. More about Judit.
Erin joined IESC in 2000 and has more than 20 years of professional experience and 18 years of experience in international development. She has managed overseas technical assistance and capacity-building programs across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Europe. She has been responsible for program design, quality control and a wide range of implementation activities across multiple sectors. As vice president of operations, she oversees IESC’s operations, systems, processes, compliance, human resources, security, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. She holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.A. from the George Washington University.
Dan brought his 17+ years of experience in international development financial operations and management to IESC in 2019. So far in his career, Dan has managed portfolios of development programs of varying size and scope; designed and implemented efficient systems for financial planning, analysis, and cash management; and sat on both sides of the table regarding institutional investment decisions. He has extensive experience training and developing staff with diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspectives on topics including indirect cost recovery, budgeting, and financial planning. Dan is a proponent of teaching people how to fish.
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