Lona Stoll serves as a Deputy Vice President for Sector Operations in the Department of Compact Operations at MCC, where she oversees agriculture, land, gender and social inclusion, health, community development, nutrition, education, fiscal accountability, and procurement practice groups, as well as the Office of Strategic Partnerships and the MCC-PEPFAR partnership.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Stoll served as acting Deputy Executive Director and Acting Executing Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID as well as Director of the Center for Global Solutions in the Lab, where she led the Lab’s scaling efforts and digital development programming.
Previously, Ms. Stoll was acting Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future at USAID; Senior Adviser on global food security for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack; and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Ms. Stoll also served as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State where she led multiple interagency planning and conflict response teams, ranging from the Republic of Georgia to Haiti. In 2007, she served as the planning and assistance coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo and in 2009 deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan to lead the strategy and planning for the civilian efforts in southern Afghanistan. Ms. Stoll also served on the U.S. Central Command’s Assessment Team, was a research associate at the National Defense University, and worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In addition to her federal service, Ms. Stoll worked for the New York City Department of Education’s Office of the Auditor General, and as a congressional fellow for Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy.
Ms. Stoll holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.