If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development, ... the SID Washington, D.C. Chapter is a 'must' group for you. No other organization follows the unfolding events of development as closely or completely...
- Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Transatlantic Taskforce on Development, German Marshall Fund
I joined SID-Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas, strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization.
- Kristi Ragan, Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance, DAI
I am very grateful to SID-Washington. As a 30-year member of the organization, I applaud SID-Washington’s commitment, to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues...SID-Washington’s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution.
-Larry Cooley, President, Management Systems International
Malcolm Butler is Vice President for International Programs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Management Systems International. Prior to joining MSI, he was President and CEO of the Riecken Foundation, an operating foundation fueled by venture capital. The Foundation uses entrepreneurial approaches and technology to increase access to opportunity in disadvantaged populations in Latin America. Previously he was President of Partners of the Americas, and of his own firm, which provided services in business development, acquisitions, and government relations to the private sector. He was also senior advisor to the President of Mercy Corps and to the board of Save the Children, and Program Director of the North Carolina Outward Bound School. In government service, Malcolm held many senior positions in USAID. He was Director of the USAID missions in Bolivia, Peru, Lebanon, and the Philippines, and at various points led the bureaus for Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Intergovernmental Affairs. He also served as the Agency’s Executive Secretary. Before joining USAID, Malcolm was on the staff of the National Security Council, at the Office of Management and Budget, and with the State Department as a Foreign Service officer in Mexico and Iran. He reached the personal rank of Career Minister, and received numerous awards, including two Presidential citations. Malcolm did his undergraduate studies at Rice University and his graduate studies at Oxford University as a Rotary International Fellow. He serves on a number of civic and non-profit boards, and lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife Tish and his sons Martin and Tony.