Former Chattanoogan David C. Liner has been named chief of staff and operations of the Peace Corps, Peace Corps Director Ronald A. Tschetter announced.
Mr. Liner has been with the Peace Corps since 2005, serving as the deputy chief of staff and operations. Prior to joining the Peace Corps staff, he served as deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs of the Agency of International Development, Washington, D.C., and as the chief recording clerk on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Prior to his recent government service, Mr. Liner was the founder and president of DCL Telephone Service, a regional telecommunications company, and also worked as the vice president of The Laxalt Corporation, Washington, D.C.
He went to Washington, D.C., in 1974, from Chattanooga to work for former Sen. Howard Baker. He also worked five years on the Senate floor after Sen. Baker became Republican leader in 1977.
Originally from Chattanooga and a graduate of Tyner High School, Mr. Liner attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and earned a degree in political science and history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
His parents are Carl and Imogene Liner, also of Chattanooga.
"David has proven himself to be a strong and effective leader, and I am delighted that he has accepted this position. His considerable business experience and numerous contributions in the public sector speak volumes about his ability to strengthen and help lead the Peace Corps into the next chapter of its great history," said Director Tschetter.
The Peace Corps is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has programs in 75 countries around the world.
The Peace Corps is celebrating a 45-year legacy of service at home and abroad, and a 30-year high for volunteers in the field. Since 1961, more than 182,000 volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 138 countries where volunteers have served. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.