Paul Weisenfeld

Executive Vice President, International Development

Paul Weisenfeld


  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA (magna cum laude), Queens College, City University of New York
  • Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration, Monmouth College

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Paul Weisenfeld is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in international development. He leads RTI’s international development practice, which designs and implements programs across a wide range of sectors to help low- and middle-income countries and communities address complex problems and improve the lives of their citizens.

Before joining RTI, Mr. Weisenfeld served as a foreign service officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), achieving the highest rank of career minister in the Senior Foreign Service, and led high profile initiatives across various international development sectors. During this time Mr. Weisenfeld directed the Bureau for Food Security at USAID, which led President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative. He also led the Haiti Task Team, charged with coordinating relief and reconstruction planning following the devastating earthquake in 2010 and served as USAID Mission Director in Peru and Zimbabwe. Mr. Weisenfeld received the USAID administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award, the agency’s highest award. He served in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.