David Grossman, Director, Global Programs ICMA, USA
David Grossman brought 30 years of technical and managerial experience in international development to his position when he became director of ICMA International in January 2008. (In 2015, ICMA international and U.S. technical assistance activities were merged to establish ICMA Global Programs).
In addition to his experience in municipal development, he has expertise in such areas as finance, credit, and urban infrastructure. He began his professional career with the New York City Planning Commission. After a year with the United Nations Development Program, he joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Foreign Service Officer, first serving in Honduras and Costa Rica. From 1984 to 1994 he worked in the USAID Office of Housing and Urban Programs, including serving as its chief operating officer (COO). He later held COO positions with USAID’s Global Bureau Environment Center and USAID’s Office of Development Credit. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science/Latin American studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in international affairs, with a specialization in economics and urban planning, from Columbia University, in New York City.
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