Timothy T. Beans

Career Profile

A senior executive and former USAID Mission Director with more than 40 years of professional experience leading international and domestic public and private sector programs. Has stellar reputation in international development where his leadership skills and business acumen have enabled him to effectively develop and manage large-scale programs with multiple components. Has managed complex regional programs with focus on public affairs, environmental and health issues, emergency response planning and implementation, and customer service. Was USAID Mission Director of the Regional Development Mission in Asia (RDMA/Asia) where he managed all USAID programming in Vietnam, Burma, Laos, and China and led the agency’s response to the 2004 tsunami.

During my career with USAID, also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) Bureau and Management Bureau. I served as the Chief Acquisition Officer and Procurement Executive for entire agency during largest funding increase in USAID’s history supporting the buildup to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Well skilled in management of USAID projects from implementer side having served in senior leadership roles for two of USAID’s largest implementing partners. At Development Alternative Inc. (DAI), served as Senior Vice President, Business Operations responsible for wide range of functions including security, procurement, contract management, process improvement, and oversight of multiple international offices, as well as Senior Advisor to DAI’s President and CEO. With Chemonics International, served as the Senior Vice President of the newly developed AFPAC region where I provided oversight of ongoing contracts in Afghanistan and Pakistan requiring frequent travel to both countries. While leading the new AFPAC region, won more new business than any region in the company.

Has been recognized for career of exceptional leadership, professional excellence, and personal contributions to international development and government contracting community. Was selected as 2004 Public Sector Partner of the Year during the second Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards. He holds Master’s of Public Administration from American University.

Professional Experience

Independent Consultant (2013-Present)

Providing business development and improvement support to a number of Small Businesses as well as teaching Acquisition and Assistance Courses supporting USAID and NGO’s for ClaroKC and Engility.

Chief of Business Development at International Relief and Development (IRD) and Acting Chief of Program Operations, Arlington, Virginia (2013)

Senior executive responsible for all new business development. Led organization to win rate of more than 50 percent on submitted proposals. Worked closely with the President and CEO to address indirect cost problem that threatened financial recovery and company well being. Also served as Acting Chief of Program Management and assure quality performance on IRD’s projects around the world.

Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Special Advisor to the President and CEO for Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), Bethesda, Maryland (2010 – 2012)

Senior executive responsible for management and oversight of corporate contracts and procurement, project management, and legal and security functions. Also served as DAI’s senior representative for corporate outreach in the government relations and public affairs arena.

Senior Vice President, Afghanistan and Pakistan Region, Chemonics International, Washington, DC (2008 – 2010)

Oversaw regional portfolio encompassing numerous large-scale USAID-funded contracts totaling more than $100 million as well as all business development opportunities. During this tenure, the Afghanistan region won more new business in terms of dollar value than any region in the company’s history.

Senior Director, Latin American and the Caribbean Region, Chemonics International Inc., Washington, DC (2007 – 2008)

Led and trained the project management unit that won numerous task orders for disaster preparedness assessment training in support of the DOD’s SOUTHCOM activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau (DCHA), USAID Washington, DC (2007)

Oversaw and directed efforts for Office of Transition Initiatives, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, and new Office of Military Affairs. Served as senior USAID representative on the interagency working group for the State Department Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS).

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Management, USAID Washington, DC (2006 – 2007)

Oversaw daily operations of the offices of procurement, financial management, human resources, information technology, and general administration for the largest bureau in the agency. Served as senior representative on the State-USAID Joint Management Council working to combine information technology systems to allow contracts and grants to be done on the same system.

Mission Director, USAID, Regional Development Mission for Asia, Bangkok, Thailand (2004 – 2006)

Responsible for all USAID programs in non-presence countries: Vietnam, Burma, Laos, and China. Led the U.S response to the tsunami that devastated Thailand in December 2002. During this period, oversaw the mission’s unprecedented growth (increasing staff from 21 to 88 staff) and led efforts to meet challenges with responsive, innovative programming. Began a public-private partnership with MTV to develop a cooperative program to address trafficking in persons throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. Was asked to address a group of White House Fellows on how to successfully set up effective public-private partnerships.

Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, USAID, Washington, DC (2002 – 2004)

Responsible for award and administration of all USAID funding during the largest increases in funding in agency’s history to support the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Selected as the Public Sector Partner of the Year at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards for improving relations between the public and the private sectors. Also received the Distinguished Honors Award for improvements to the Office of Acquisition and Assistance and leadership in meeting unprecedented number of politically sensitive requirements for Iraq and Afghanistan.

Deputy Director, Office of Procurement, USAID, Washington, D.C. (2001 – 2002)

Responsible for award and administration of all operational contracts as well as the contractual staffing of Foreign Service Officers worldwide.

Contracting Officer, USAID, West Bank/ Gaza (1998 – 2001)

Responsible for a $75 million annual and a $400 million supplemental appropriation in support of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Negotiated and administered the construction of major water and road projects. Received USAID Superior Honors Award for supporting the Middle East peace process.

Contracting Officer, USAID, Honduras, Tegucigalpa (1995 – 1998)

In addition to contracting officer duties, developed a special course for local NGOs/private voluntary organizations to mitigate serious internal control deficiencies threatening to affect the mission’s established strategic objectives.

Chief, Office of Procurement, Asia and Near East Branch, USAID, Washington, DC (1993 – 1995)

Responsible for all contract actions associated with the new West Bank/Gaza program and served as backstop for all operating funds for the Management Bureau and the Inspector General’s office.

Vice President, Federal Acquisition Institute Inc., Vienna, Virginia (1991 – 1993)

Served as a senior consultant to the Department of Transportation Services for the city and county of Honolulu on the $2.5 billion fixed rail rapid transit system. Established procurement office, including developing written procurement procedures and drafting and negotiating the contract in accordance with federal, state, and city laws. Chief spokesperson on the City Project, which entailed numerous television and radio appearances.

Project Manager, Vice President and Operations Manager, Technology, Economics, Management Associates, Arlington, Virginia (1987 – 1991)

Responsible for all aspects of operation management and marketing, including hiring and supervising 45 full-time employees and part-time consultants. Successfully grew the division from a single $500,000 contract to $16.5million a year operation.

Senior Contract Administrator, VSE Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia (1985 – 1987)

Responsible for negotiation, administration, and financial oversight of numerous high-value complex procurements with the Department of Defense.

Contracting Officer, Federal Aviation Agency, Washington, DC (1980 – 1985)

Negotiated and administered the largest design competition contracts under the National Airspace System Plan. Negotiated and executed advanced automation system contract, valued at more than $3.5 billion.

Contract Specialist, Naval Air Systems Command, Crystal City, Virginia (1979 – 1980)

Responsible for negotiation of $30 million development contract for the new Sparrow AIM-7M (monopulse) missile, as well as a more than $100 million firm fixed-price production contract for the Sparrow AIM-7F missile.

Contract Negotiator, Office of Naval Research, Crystal City, Virginia (1974 – 1979)

Negotiated the Navy’s first shale oil research contract. Selected Secretary of the Navy Fellow in procurement and contracting and attended American University and obtained an M.P.A with honors.

Peace Corps Volunteer, Merida, Venezuela (1972 – 1974)

Worked on development of numerous sports programs, including establishing basketball league, opening four major YMCA swimming sports complexes, and teaching water and pool safety and operations.


M.P.A., American University, Washington, DC, 1980.

B.A., English literature, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 1971.

Languages : Fluent in Spanish

Advisory Board: Member of the Advisory Board for dTS International, a woman owned business which was selected as the small business of the year in 2012.