Chief Operating Officer/Interim CEO
Mr. Brandon Potter is the former United States Agency for International Development Chief of Staff within the Office of Afghanistan Pakistan Affairs. In his former role Mr. Potter assisted with the management and oversight of more than 10 billion dollars in managed programs and projects. Prior to working at USAID; Mr. Potter worked at the United States Department of State within the office of Reconstruction and Stabilization.
Mr. Potter completed his Masters of Business Administration at Morgan State University, and received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications at the University of Maryland College Park.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Franklin C. Moore
A former career member of the Senior Executive Service, Franklin C. Moore is the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Africa, which provided $6.4 billion in assistance to 49 African countries in 2011. Mr. Moore also served in this position from January 2008 to July 2010.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Moore served in Rome as USAID’s Senior Development Counselor and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Rome-based UN organizations from July 2010 to December 2012. Mr. Moore was Director of the Office of Environment and Science Policy within the Agency’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade in 2002-08, and he served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator and Director for the Agency’s Global Center for the Environment.
Prior to joining USAID in 1998, Mr. Moore held positions in the areas of agriculture, environment and national resource management with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with Africare resident in Zimbabwe; with Peace Corps and as a Lecturer at Virginia State (College) University and the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
Mr. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Art History from Yale University. He received a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, as well as a certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Moore studied for a Ph.D. in Development Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Agriculture/Natural Resource Economics, Political Science and Rural Sociology). Mr. Moore has lived and worked in both West and Southern Africa; he has worked in approximately 40 countries overseas.
Senior Contracting Officer
Michael Douglas is AMI’s principal contracts officer. He is responsible for overseeing all AMI contracting activity. Formerly, Michael served as a Branch Chief in the USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), where he was responsible for managing a staff of approximately 10 Contract Specialists GS-11 to GS-13 and Foreign Service equivalents which supported the E3 Bureau Procurement Portfolio. This portfolio included the Office of Development Credit, Office of Water, Office of Education, Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion and the Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management. Oversight included but was not limited to managing workload to ensure efficient mission achievement; reviewing work for compliance with appropriate Acquisition And Assistance regulations, including but not limited to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Code of Acquisition Regulations (CFR) and the AID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR). Prior to his USAID experience, Mr. Douglas was employed as a Contracting Officer with the Health and Human Services, (HHS) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Douglas is a U.S. Army veteran. He earned his bachelors degree in business from American University.
Tree Martschink is AMI’s principal legal advisor, responsible for managing all of the firm’s legal affairs. He provides legal support to AMI’s technical sectors and support departments, as well as AMI’s international offices and projects. Mr. Martschink has advised the Council of the District of Columbia Washington, assisted in developing structured data publication of the District of Columbia Code of Laws. As an attorney with Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, he prepared pleadings, discovery responses, and witness outlines. Researched legal issues and prepared written analytical material applying statutes and judicial decisions to relevant facts. Litigation practice areas covered commercial transactions, bankruptcy, public pension fraud, and antitrust matters. In addition, in India Mr. Martschink developed and managed overseas operations of litigation discovery services for domestic clients. He started his career in the Charleston County Public Defender Office where he represented defendants.
Mr. Martschnik received his J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law School Washington, DC, and his B.S. in economics from the College of Charleston, SC. and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, South Carolina Bar Association, and the Virginia Bar Association.