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Ann C. Hudock

Author, Speaker, Trailblazer


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NGOs And Civil Society: Democracy by Proxy?

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As Executive Vice President, Dr. Hudock oversees Counterpart’s Programs, New Business Development, Communications, and Program Quality and Learning teams. Bringing more than 25 years of international development experience, Dr. Hudock leads efforts to grow Counterpart’s global program portfolio by cultivating new funders and building on the organization’s body of work with new approaches to promote civic participation and government accountability.

Before joining Counterpart, Dr. Hudock worked at Plan International USA, where she led the expansion of the international program portfolio and served as Vice-Chair of the Plan Federation Program Directors Forum. She was a Managing Director at DAI, diversifying their work beyond U.S. government funding and creating a strong portfolio with UK Department for International Development.

Before working with DAI, Dr. Hudock was the Deputy Country Representative and the Acting Country Representative for The Asia Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam. Democracy and governance issues were the foundation of her career in her roles as head of Democracy and Governance at World Learning in Washington, DC; as one of the first Democracy Fellows at USAID in 1997; and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, covering the Democracy, Human Rights and Labor portfolio.

Achievements, Certifications, and Special Projects
Dr. Hudock currently serves on the advisory board for the University of Dayton Human Rights Center and is co-chair of the Society for International Development’s Democracy, Rights and Governance Workgroup.  She is also on the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).

Dr. Hudock is the author of NGOs and Civil Society Development: Democracy by Proxy?published by Polity Press in English, Chinese and Japanese.


  • Ph.D., Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

  • M.A., International Affairs (summa cum laude), University of Dayton, Ohio

  • B.A., English with minors in French and Communication (cum laude), University of Dayton, Ohio


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