Andrew Herscowitz has been the Power Africa Coordinator since 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as Deputy Mission Director in Peru from 2009 to 2011. He is a Minister Counselor in the U.S. Foreign Service. In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s Supervisory Regional Legal Adviser for Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was Regional Legal Adviser for the Caribbean. Since joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz has served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit and was a designer of the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Following graduation from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government.