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David Simpson
Divisional Vice President, Global Development

David Simpson is the Divisional Vice President for Global Development at World Learning. David is responsible for the oversight of the technical and program teams in the practice areas of education, civic engagement, youth workforce and entrepreneurship, TESOL, and STEAM.

David has over twenty years of experience developing and managing international development programs worldwide in economic growth, governance, workforce development, education and agriculture. Prior to World Learning, David served as the Director of USAID programs at the Institute of International Education. David also served as the Managing Director of Programs and Compliance at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance where he worked closely with USAID and VEGA members managing competitions under a Leader with Associate Award. As the Director of the Graduate School USA’s International Institute, he managed training, exchange, and governance programs for public administrators. David spent two years in Armenia as a Country Director managing education and exchange programs funded by the Government of Armenia and USG. David lived three years in Uzbekistan as a Peace Corps and United Nations Development Program Volunteer.

David holds a MA in European History from American University and a BA in secondary education from Springfield College.