It is with great sadness that we report the passing of long-time USAID employee, Jerry Jordan. Jerry started with USAID in the first year of its existence as a Clerk/Typist recruited from North Carolina back when clerk/typists were hard to come by in DC. She worked her way up to a GS-15 as the AMS in every bureau in the Agency before going overseas as a Foreign Service Officer with the original Tiger Team in Budapest serving all of E&E. Jerry has been presented with numerous awards over her career including the prestigious Luther I. Replogle Award for Management Improvement at the State Department. More recently, Jerry served until her death as a Senior Management Advisor with DCHA/OTI rounding out her 49 years with USAID.
She will be remembered by much of the Foreign Service during this time for her influence on their careers when serving in the regional AMS offices and by Foreign Service Nationals around the world that she worked with on Records Management.
Jerry was truly one of a kind, and the Agency has benefited from her years of commitment to it.
She is survived by her daughter Ninette Corey, son John Jordan, grandchildren and her sister Maryann Blackwood. The Funeral will be Monday, February 13th at 11:00 am in St. Edmonds Catholic Church in Rehoboth. Family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Jerry be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.