Jay Gutzwiller joined Global Communities in July 2023 as Senior Regional Director for the Americas. He is a senior-level manager with 20 years of experience managing economic growth and governance projects in areas such as job creation, investment and export promotion, infrastructure finance, public financial management, transparency and anticorruption, and municipal service delivery. Jay previously led and grew a portfolio of USAID-funded programs in Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. He has worked extensively in Latin America and has lived in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Peru. Jay is a native English speaker and speaks and writes Spanish fluently.