President Donald J. Trump announces nominee for Peace Corps Deputy Director

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announced today his intent to nominate Alan R. Swendiman to serve as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.

Currently, Swendiman serves as Founding Principal of The Capitol Connection, LLC, a government contract consulting firm practicing in the areas of strategy, business development, and operational management.

Previously, Swendiman served as a legal advisor and senior executive for a broad range of federal agencies, including serving as Deputy Principal Legal Advisor and Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2010-2016), General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development (2008-2010), General Counsel and Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. General Services Administration (2005-2006), and General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (1992-1993).

Swendiman has also held positions with the Executive Office of the President and with the State of North Carolina, overseeing administrative services and information technology. In addition, he has more than 30 years of experience in private law practice with Jackson & Campbell, P.C., where he focused on corporate counseling and government contracting.

Swendiman holds a B.A. in political science/history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

Swendiman’s daughter Shelley served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine from 2005 - 2007.

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About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today's global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 230,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide.

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