DATA LEADERSHIP AT USAID
BRANDON PUSTEJOVSKY, CHIEF DATA OFFICER
Brandon Pustejovsky is the Chief Data Officer at USAID. He leads the USAID Data Services team within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, providing a broad portfolio of data analytics, visualization, and digital curation services to USAID staff and partners worldwide.
Mr. Pustejovsky has been leading international development and humanitarian assistance operations for over 15 years, in cooperation with organizations such as UNHCR, the International Red Cross, the World Food Programme, and multiple non-profits. His experience spans six continents and over 50 countries.
Prior to working at USAID, he spent several years establishing humanitarian assistance operations in post-conflict and post-disaster environments. His exposure to these unstructured settings gave him a growing appreciation for the role of evidence and data in providing clarity of purpose and programmatic direction.
Mr. Pustejovsky holds a master's degree in international relations from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in foreign service and French from Baylor University.
WINSTON ALLEN, ACTING AGENCY EVALUATION OFFICER
Dr. Winston J. Allen is currently the Agency Evaluation Officer, located in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). He has over 30 years of experience in international development program evaluation, project planning and design, and social science research.
Prior to this role, he was Senior Evaluation Specialist, during which he managed a $455 million evaluation services contract, and provided technical leadership in designing performance and impact evaluations, towards strengthening evaluation practice, and evaluation capacity across the Agency. His evaluation and research experience cut across several sectors including economic growth, health, transportation, labor, education, agriculture, business, and natural resource management. Over the years, he has served as evaluation team lead for a broad range of evaluations supported by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private foundations, and U.S. Federal Government Agencies.
He has extensive experience conducting program evaluations in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin American, the Caribbean, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East. Prior to joining USAID, he was the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation on a USAID funded project, Africa’s Health in 2010, where he led the effort to strengthen the evaluation and program monitoring capacity of African regional health organizations. He holds a master’s and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, with a focus on international development, from the University of Pennsylvania.
MEGAN ASDORIAN, STATISTICAL OFFICIAL
Megan Asdorian serves as USAID’s Statistical Official as well as a Senior Advisor in the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning. Megan has worked on a number of different Agency initiatives including the Agency’s Transformation.
Ms. Asdorian has spent the last ten years focusing on foreign assistance initiatives, including work with USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Department of State both domestically and overseas, including Afghanistan, El Salvador, Philippines, U.A.E., and as a Bangkok-based Regional Director covering Southeast Asia. In this capacity, she has worked to address development challenges in the areas of economic development, private sector strengthening, anti-corruption, customs reform and modernization, and energy, and infrastructure, among others.
She has 20 years of experience with top management consulting firms specializing in federal government policy and strategy development. Ms. Asdorian’s experience with a broad range of U.S. Departments and Agencies has informed her approach to evidence-based strategy and program implementation.
Ms. Asdorian holds a master’s in business administration degree from The George Washington University with concentrations in international business, finance, and strategic management and public policy as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.