Nazgul Abdrazakova, CEO of Resonance, announced the appointment of Steve Pelliccia as Vice President of Government Services. Based in our Washington, D.C. office, Pelliccia will lead the firm’s growing portfolio of projects and programs with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
According to Nazgul, “We are humbled and thrilled to have Steve join our team as a leader for our work with public sector clients around the world. He brings a profound wealth of technical knowledge and experience and exudes key Resonance qualities – humility, integrity, passionate leadership, and a commitment to a better world.”
Steve Pelliccia brings more than 22 years of international development experience to Resonance. Prior to joining, he served as Division Vice President for International Economic Growth at Abt Associates where he oversaw 17 international development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America spanning technical sectors including Agriculture and Food Security, Competitiveness, Natural Resource Management, Governance, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Pelliccia also spent 10 years with Chemonics International, where he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Senior Vice President (SVP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, SVP for Afghanistan, and Chief of Party for the Colombia Forestry Development Program. Earlier in his career Pelliccia worked for USAID Missions in Colombia and Russia in technical roles, spanning economic growth and democracy and governance. He holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Maine.
Founder and Managing Director Steve Schmida, echoed Nazgul's comments, saying, “Resonance has experienced rapid growth over the last five years – more than tripling in size. Steve Pelliccia brings the leadership and business development acumen that Resonance needs to grow into a world-class firm in the global development industry.”