“We went through a deliberate, honest, and transparent process to identify our next president and CEO,” explained Mr. Rizk. “I have worked with Jamey for many years and am continually impressed by his commitment to our employees, his dedication and perseverance, and his passion for shared learning and innovation.”

Over the coming months, Ms. Mudge will continue to mentor and prepare Mr. Butcher for his new role.

“I’ve been honored to work under Susi and learn from her collaborative and thoughtful approach to leadership,” said Mr. Butcher. “I am excited to step into this new role in 2020, which is an opportunity to continue working with our employees around the world and expanding opportunities for them. The people at Chemonics have an incredible ability to look at intractable challenges with a sense of optimism and partnership, which inspires me each day. At the end of the day, our ability to help those we serve to lead better, more meaningful lives is what motivates and drives all of us.”

Mr. Butcher received his M.A. from American University in international political economy and his B.A. in political science from Colorado State University.