Laura Cizmo

Regional Economic Development Office Director, USAID Central Asia Regional Mission

Laura Cizmo joined USAID/Central Asia in August 2022 as the Director of the Regional Economic Growth Office. Most recently, she served in USAID/Cambodia where she led a portfolio focused on leveraging private sector investments to achieve sustainable economic growth and improved natural resources management. She previously served Tajikistan, Washington, D.C., and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Prior to joining USAID in 2008, Laura worked as an antitrust paralegal and began her international development career as a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. She holds a master of business administration degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor of arts degree in international studies from American University.