Ann Hudock, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth

Ann Hudock is the president and chief executive officer 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 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; as one of the first Democracy Fellows at USAID in 1997; and as special assistant to the under secretary of state for global affairs, covering the democracy, human rights and labor portfolio.

Achievements, Certifications, and Special Projects
Dr. Hudock currently serves on the advisory board for the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.  She also served on the advisory committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Dr. Hudock is the author of NGOs and Civil Society Development: Democracy by Proxy? published by Polity Press in English, Chinese and Japanese.


  • 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

“It’s a privilege to support communities around the world who are working to build a better future for themselves and their children. The ability of citizens to raise their voices is essential for improving livelihoods and increasing their role in decisions that impact their lives. The ability of governments to listen and respond, and to provide social services in a transparent and accountable way, ensures sustainability of these efforts. Counterpart is unique in how it brings together citizens and governments to advance common causes.”

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