Donald “Larry” Sampler is president of One Earth Future, providing strategic direction and growth-focused leadership to the foundation in its efforts to develop programs encouraging peace through collaborative, data-driven initiatives. He brings his considerable experience in the private sector and in post and intra-conflict missions of both the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations.
Prior to joining OEF, Sampler served as Assistant to the Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA) leading USAID’s efforts for two of the agency’s largest missions.
Sampler has substantial experience in conflict and post-conflict environments working for USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Institute for Defense Analyses, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sampler graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) with a degree in Physics. He also pursued graduate studies with GIT’s Technology and Science Policy Program where he examined the role of technology in quality-of-life improvements for developing nations. He also has a graduate degree in Diplomacy from Norwich University.