Principal Programming Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Washington DC (1991-1998) 

Responsible for the preparation of country and regional strategies, and methodologies for the medium-term strategic planning; design of new lending and financial policies; macroeconomic and sector studies; analytical issues papers, and mid-term strategic plans. Design of methodologies for the allocations of the Bank’s concessional resources; design of a system for country risk measurement/ monitoring; system for monitoring execution of the annual budget and work program; estimation of models to forecast demand for lending; design of new financial instruments/funds, guidelines for the preparation of country and sector strategies, proposals of new Bank lending initiatives. Member of project teams in the design and execution of sector/investment loans.


Chief, Planning Department, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Tegucigalpa, Honduras, (1984–1991)

Supervised three Divisions (with 21 officers and 7 support staff). Executive experience involved Supervision and technical direction of:  
       · Strategic Planning Division:  country and regional strategy papers, preparation of annual operative plan and corresponding budget, sector strategies, medium-term strategic plan, ex-post evaluation, and evaluation methodologies, monthly monitoring and rescheduling of lending/non-lending programs, monthly evaluation of the annual operative plan and budget expenditures and analysis of slippage, annual evaluation of the strategic plan.           · Financial Policy and Planning Division: annual formulation and evaluation of short and medium-term financial plans, methodologies for country risk and exposure analysis and preparation of annual risk report, annual and mid-term net income allocation, preparation of financial policies (solvency, interest rate, liquidity, loan-loss reserve); design of new financial instruments and funds.               · Economic Studies Division:  Macroeconomic and sector studies, annual agenda of policy review with member countries, simulations with econometric models, annual agenda and briefing papers for discussions with donors, edition, and publication of working papers, Annual Report, books, and Journal.


Chief, Economic Studies and General Programming Division, Central American Bank for Economic Integration, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, (1978 – 1984)

Supervised staff of six economists in the preparation of annual operative plans, medium-term strategic plans, sector strategies, sub-regional and national macroeconomic studies, briefing papers for discussions with national authorities, and ex-post evaluations.


Associate and Senior Electrical Engineer, Utah Power and Light Co.,
Salt Lake City, Utah, (1969 – 1978) 

Responsibilities included: the preparation of economic and engineering design of the transmission, distribution, and generation projects, analysis of power system stability, load flow,  short circuit and reliability studies, electric power system planning, and evaluation of expansion paths; valuation of externalities: environmental impact, ozone generation, electrostatic  radiation, the aesthetic impact of transmission and distribution lines. 


Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Florida International University, Miami, Florida (January 1986-May 1986)

Taught a senior-level course on Central American economic development.


Visiting Professor, Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas, San José, Costa Rica, (March 1990-April 1991)

Conducted seminars and directed research projects on economic integration