President & CEO

Dr. Ann Hudock is President and CEO of Counterpart International. Bringing more than 25 years of international development experience, Dr. Hudock leads the organization and its mission to promote civic participation and government accountability across our program portfolio.

Before joining Counterpart in 2017, Dr. Hudock worked at Plan International USA, where she led the expansion of the international program portfolio and served as Vice-Chair of the Plan Federation Program Directors Forum. She was a Managing Director at DAI, diversifying their work beyond U.S. government funding and creating a strong portfolio with UK Department for International Development.

Before working with DAI, Dr. Hudock was the Deputy Country Representative and the Acting Country Representative for The Asia Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam. Democracy and governance issues were the foundation of her career in her roles as head of Democracy and Governance at World Learning in Washington, DC; one of the first Democracy Fellows at USAID in 1997; and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, covering the Democracy, Human Rights and Labor portfolio.


  • Ph.D., Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
  • M.A., International Affairs (summa cum laude), University of Dayton, Ohio
  • B.A., English with minors in French and Communication (cum laude), University of Dayton, Ohio



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