David M. Denehy ** Sherri Ann Avenue
Nashua, NH *3064
A senior program manager with over 30 years of professional experience and 20 years of program management experience; I excel at leading efforts in challenging, classified and non-classified environments. Highlights of my experience include:
Innovator -- led a broad spectrum of efforts including Information Technology, operations, financial tracking, mobile applications, data/intelligence analysis and foreign policy.
Entrepreneur – created and grew to profitability three businesses responsible for overall management, strategic planning and business growth.
Manager -- conducted baseline assessments, Gap Analysis, SWOT Analysis, strategic planning, building/hiring/managing teams of 3-35 on a global level, budget management, liaising with external agencies, managing communications with leadership teams and external stakeholders.
Strategic planner – designed and implemented complex programs in fragile and conflict-affected states world-wide, most recently in the Middle East, specifically Libya, Syria, and Iraq.
Capture expert – excel at strategic proposal development, business capture and encouraging corporate growth acquiring over $45 million in new funding for clients.
Diplomat -- liaised with and secured buy-in from government officials, civil society, private sector entities, and other key stakeholders to create and Implement strategic operations.
Communicator -- in-depth knowledge of communications planning, message development and delivery across various media. Skilled in Information collection, analysis and dissemination through oral and written briefs.
The Denehy Group / Global Strategic Partners 2007-Present
Created and grew businesses to profitability -- responsible for overall management, strategic planning and business growth.
Design, implement and evaluate multi-million dollar U.S. Government-funded programs in the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia. Handle all aspects of budgeting, administration, staffing, program management and implementation of programs in dynamic environments.
Lead strategic planning processes, draft Political Economic Analysis (PEA), assess institutional strengths, weaknesses and public perceptions sharpening organizational missions, goals, skill requirements and actions.
Build teams of international, local and third-country national staff of various sizes – manage activities, security and logistics for multiple centers of operation.
Secure buy-in from government officials, civil society, private sector entities, and other key stakeholders to execute strategic operations.
Senior Advisor, Middle East / Resident Country Director, Libya International Republican Institute 2013 - 2018
Oversaw Libya program operations including budget management, compliance, and procurement of services In Libya, including sub awards to local partners.
Liaised with government officials, civic leaders, political stakeholders, and other key stakeholders In Libya and the United States including USAID, Middle East Partnership Initiative, NED, and US Department of State.
Captured and managed $14.3 million in grants from multiple funding streams.
Analysed and reported on political and relevant events. Senior Advisor
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State 2005-2007
Advised key government officials on issues confronting Iran, Syria, and the Middle East region.
Coordinated formulation, preparation and review of initiatives of the State Department and other agencies.
Direct management of interagency operations group and over $75 million in program funding. Page 2
David M. Denehy
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acting / Senior Advisor Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of State 2004-2005
Managed public affairs, congressional affairs, international organization outreach and strategic planning activities to achieve State Department’s organizational goals and objectives.
Extensive experience in communications planning, message development and delivery across various media. Skilled in Information collection, analysis and dissemination through oral and written briefs including briefing senior congressional and government officials. Deputy Director, Democracy and Governance, Senior Advisor for Political Transition Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq 2003-2004
Designed initial strategies for Iraqi governance -- technical assistance to the electoral process, national and regional intergovernmental policy, political and non-governmental organization development. Developed funding mechanisms for programs with US Government agencies and coalition member states.
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State 2000-2004
Reviewed all-source Intelligence and prepared written analytical products for policy makers. Participated in Intelligence research studies addressing Issues critical to US foreign policy. Political Military Officer
Policy and Regional Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, US Department of State 2002
Coordinated with the interagency community on foreign policy initiatives supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Foreign Material Acquisition, weapons proliferation, Iraq, Iran and Syria policy.
Resident Program Director
International Republican Institute, 1996-1998
In-country point of contact for the Institute's Russia program (15 staff members and a budget of $3.5 million) liaised with donors, national political leaders and government officials in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia.
Defense Intelligence Agency - DHO-2 Dushanbe, Tajikistan 2001/2002 Operations NCO
353 Civil Affairs Command, USAR 1999-2002
Civil Affairs Specialist
A Company, 3/18th, 187th Infantry BN, USAR 1987-1992 Squad Leader
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Libya, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, United States. EDUCATION
Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, United States Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Northeastern University, United States ASSOCIATIONS
Member, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #39, Nashua, NH
Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies Board Member, City of Nashua Business and Industrial Development Authority Presidential Management Fellow, 2000-2002