Chemonics International has named Anna Slother as executive vice president, one of the leading executive roles at the international development consulting firm. Ms. Slother brings 20 years of experience in operations, human resource management, and program management within the development sector to the position. Her development experience throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia and varied sectors will help lead the firm’s more than 4,500 employees and 70-plus projects around the globe.
Prior to joining the corporate senior executive team, Ms. Slother led all business operations for more than 500 staff members in Chemonics’ Global Health and Supply Chain Office, including communications, talent acquisition, human resources, security, global information technology, ethics, and continual improvement. Her accomplishments while with the Global Health and Supply Chain Office include diversifying the office’s client base, unifying corporate support functions, and piloting a global workforce exchange program. Previously, Ms. Slother served as senior vice president of human resources, where she managed the initial provision of employee stock benefits to employees in 18 developing countries and consolidated the company’s talent acquisition system. Ms. Slother’s prior roles at Chemonics include serving as senior vice president of the Central and Eastern Europe regional business unit and lead training developer for the Community Infrastructure and Services Program in Pristina, Kosovo.
“Anna’s career at Chemonics — in support divisions, the field, and business units — makes her a natural fit for the position, which requires extensive leadership skills and management capacity and knowledge of our operations globally,” said Chemonics President and CEO Susanna Mudge. “Her transparent communication style, ability to manage relationships, and penchant for thinking outside the box will make her an invaluable asset to the executive team.”
In her new role, Ms. Slother will oversee the company’s global workforce strategy. The strategy calls for expanding systems, policies, and benefits to ensure that Chemonics’ employees across the globe can connect, engage, and grow professionally. She will also oversee Chemonics’ USAID business relations, ensuring we are helping our clients, partners, and beneficiaries achieve critical development impact results.
“After 20 years with Chemonics, I am excited to step into this new role, which promises to have a significant impact on our global staff and our work,” Ms. Slother said. “I’m committed to ensuring that the 90 percent of our staff based outside of D.C. and Virginia experience the same culture and opportunities we do here. This includes attracting and retaining top talent and continuing to achieve results for our clients, partners, and beneficiaries.”
Ms. Slother holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.