Bill Hagelman

CWT Hagelman III (Bill) passed away on December 28, 2018 following an almost three year battle with cancer.  After serving with the Peace Corps in Zaire and getting his Master’s at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Bill worked for and with USAID for more than 30 years.  Sometimes he was a contractor, sometimes a Foreign Service Officer and finally sometimes a Civil Servant.   In these various employment venues, he served as Project Design Officer in Burundi, as well as Food for Peace Officer in Angola, Mozambique, South Sudan and in various other African countries.  Finally, Bill worked in various positions in USAID/Washington both in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance and the Bureau for Africa.

While much of his work focused on food security, Bill always worked not only to synchronize multiple USAID funding streams but also with USAID partners to develop and implement programs that would have the best, most viable impact possible despite the dynamic nature of USAID’s work.

Bill retired from USAID in 2016 and moved to his beloved Galveston, Texas where he enjoyed spending time with his family, hanging out at the beach and creating a home he loved.  He hosted a wide array of family and friends but also continued to travel to spend even more time with friends and family all over the United States and the world.   We will all miss him.

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