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1985: Gregg R. Baker served in Philippines in Mabini, Bohol beginning in 1985
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Gregg R. Baker can be contacted at gbakeramiatcodorg
Country of Service: Philippines
Training Group: Bohol
Cities you served in: Mabini, Bohol
Arrival Year: 1985
Departure Year: 1987
Worked with small businesses.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Gregg R. Baker is the Deputy Director for MIATCO. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Baker served as Midwest Director for the U.S. Global Trade & Technology Network (GTN), a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program. During that time, Mr. Baker was responsible for more than 40 trade deals valued at about $28.5 million between Midwest companies and companies throughout the emerging market world. Prior to GTN, Mr. Baker consulted for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Ogilvy Worldwide. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Baker served USAID as a Foreign Service Officer in Asia, the Near East and Africa. As USAID's Chief Economist for Asia and the Near East, he advised Former Vice President Gore on Egypt's economic policy reform process, and received personal commendation from Mr. Gore. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Baker served as a Faculty Member at the University of Maryland in their College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and conducted research on food security as well as agricultural higher education in a number of emerging market countries. Mr. Baker has a M.A.L.D. degree in International Finance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has won seven piano competitions. At the age of 16, he won the Chicago Symphony Youth Audition, and performed eight times as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was one of the most transforming experiences of my life.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who served in the Philippines from 1985 to 1987.
Originally posted: September 10, 2003
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