Rich Greene

Advisory Council Member, Department of State & USAID

Rich Greene joined the PAE Advisory Council in 2018. For the four previous years he was the PAE’s President of Global Logistics and Stability Operations business unit. In that position, Rich led a team of over 5,500 employees who provided diplomatic support for key embassies around the world, stabilization in conflict zones, capacity building, and expeditionary and humanitarian response services in support of U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, United Nations and National Science Foundation missions.  

Rich’s team successfully supported U.S. government programs on all seven continents, and in some of the world’s most challenging environments including Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Mali, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia and Ukraine. Under Rich’s leadership, PAE added emergency humanitarian response as a business area. A prime example of important work in that area was the USAID contract to mobilize more than 1,600 people to West Africa to provide facilities operations and maintenance, logistics and medical support during the ebola crisis. PAE’s management of this major logistical challenge was heralded by the organizations involved and recognized with the first ever GovCon Program of the Year award.

Rich first joined PAE in 2009 as Vice President of Diplomacy & Development, and in this role helped maintain PAE’s strong relationships with key customers. Prior to joining PAE, Rich led a distinguished 27 year career with the U.S. Department of State, where his principal assignments included: Deputy Director and Acting Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, an Assistant Secretary of State level position; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), which administers the U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs; U.S. Consul General in Sydney, Australia; and Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of State where he was appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

For 20 years, Rich was a career member of the Senior Executive Service and received numerous U.S. Federal Government performance awards, including the prestigious Presidential Performance Award in 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009. His 2007 Presidential Rank Award, with the rank of Distinguished Executive, is the USG's highest award available for a member of the Senior Executive Service. In 2008, Rich received special commendation from the International Committee of the Red Cross for his commitment to humanity, and in 2009, Rich was the Secretary of State’s first recipient of The Secretary's Distinguished Service Award. Rich graduated with distinction in Economics from North Carolina State University and obtained his Master's in Administration from George Washington University.