Our Staff

Mark Protti

Executive Director

Mark brings more than two decades of international education and training experience to his position as Executive Director at ITD. He has served in this role since 2003 and has overseen the development and implementation of grants and programs totaling millions of dollars and reaching thousands of participants. Prior to joining ITD, Mark served as director of training at Heifer International, where he oversaw training in more than 30 countries around the world. In addition, he has worked in the capacity of project director, trainer, education advisor, facilitator or evaluator for several international development organizations, including USAID, the Organization of American States and the United Nations. Mark is fluent in Spanish and has worked in several Latin American countries including serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. Mark holds a doctorate in International Education from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management from SUNY Syracuse.