Deputy Executive Director, USAID
Lona Stoll is the Acting Deputy Executive Director in the U.S. Global Development Lab, where she oversees the Lab's human talent and financial investments, and operational innovations. She also provides Lab Front Office leadership to two of the Lab's priority efforts to advance Agency initiatives (Beyond the Grid and Feed the Future). She previously served as Director of the Center for Global Solutions in the Lab, and senior advisor to the USAID Administrator coordinating the establishment of the Lab.
Prior to these roles in the Lab, Stoll was acting deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative; senior adviser on global food security for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; and chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Stoll also served as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State. During her time at State, Stoll led multiple interagency planning and conflict response teams, ranging from Georgia to Haiti. In 2007, she served as the planning and assistance coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo and in 2009 deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.