Technical skills that make a difference

Creative’s experts have passion, commitment and technical skills, all of which are combined to develop and implement meaningful projects around the world. Creative’s experts have worked in multiple countries, most speak at least two languages and they are often invited to share their insight at conferences and in professional journals.


Senior Technical Director, Education for Development Division

Rebecca serves as Creative's senior technical director in our Education for Development Division....
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Sharon Cooley

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Sharon Cooley is a business development leader with demonstrable success in winning high impact international development projects, carving out new opportunities (partners, geographies, technical areas), and re-engineering business development strategies and systems. ...
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Associate Director, Proposal Recruitment

Sierra Poske is a recruitment and new business specialist with 9 years of experience in leading new business initiatives including: proposal, project, and startup recruitment efforts for international development programming with geographic expertise in West and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. ...
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Susan Kemp

Director, Governance

Susan Kemp is a democracy and governance specialist with more than 15 years of international development experience in civic engagement, accountability, gender equity and social inclusion, and capacity strengthening. She currently oversees the governance practice area at Creative Associates International....
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Sylvia Ellison

Senior Associate, Education for Development

Sylvia, a 12-year veteran at Creative, is a senior development professional with experience in implementing education, country-wide workforce development, and stabilization programs in crisis and conflict-affected countries....
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Tom Bayer

Practice Area Director, Conflict Prevention & Stabilization

Tom Bayer leads Creative’s programming focusing on fragility, conflict prevention and transitioning communities to peace....
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