WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announced today his intent to nominate Alan R. Swendiman to serve as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.
Currently, Swendiman serves as Founding Principal of The Capitol Connection, LLC, a government contract consulting firm practicing in the areas of strategy, business development, and operational management.
Previously, Swendiman served as a legal advisor and senior executive for a broad range of federal agencies, including serving as Deputy Principal Legal Advisor and Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2010-2016), General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development (2008-2010), General Counsel and Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. General Services Administration (2005-2006), and General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (1992-1993).
Swendiman has also held positions with the Executive Office of the President and with the State of North Carolina, overseeing administrative services and information technology. In addition, he has more than 30 years of experience in private law practice with Jackson & Campbell, P.C., where he focused on corporate counseling and government contracting.
Swendiman holds a B.A. in political science/history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and U.S. Supreme Court bars.
Shelley Swendiman Alan Swendiman’s daughter, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 2005 to 2007.
After her tour, Shelley was the Desk Assistant for Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu at the Peace Corps from 2008 to 2011. She then became the desk officer for Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga from 2011 to 2013, before leaving Peace Corps employment after a total of 5 years and 6 months, as well as her two years as a PCV in Ukraine.