Former Director, Crisis Response and Integrated Development
Gregory Beck is the former Director of Crisis Response and Integrated Development at FHI 360. He led FHI 360’s initiatives to generate evidence and foster global learning on integrated development solutions. Beck is an international development expert with 20 years of experience providing strategic leadership. He excels at managing diverse teams to implement complex, high-profile international development initiatives.
Before joining FHI 360, Beck served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Asia Bureau for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he managed more than US$2 billion in funding for development programming and policy in East Asia and the Pacific. Additionally, Beck presided over the reopening of the Burma (Myanmar) mission after a 24-year closure and chaired the U.S. government’s interagency committee that planned and launched President Barack Obama’s Partnership for Growth in the Philippines.
Beck also brings many years of field and senior leadership experience from the International Rescue Committee, Community Housing Foundation, USAID’s Office of Transitional Initiatives and the Peace Corps. He has worked in Africa, the Caucasus, Asia and the Balkans and led large emergency responses around the globe.
Beck has a bachelor’s degree in foreign service and international politics from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Systems from California State University.