Don Spencer is WRI’s Director of Grants and Contracts, administering a portfolio of grants and contracts funded by a wide variety of sponsors. His priorities include process improvement, risk management, training and support for global subgranting and procurement teams. Among other responsibilities, he works with his team to issue and administer subawards that support WRI initiatives.

In conducting his work at WRI, Don draws on a background in the nonprofit and private sectors performing both contract administration and project management. He has extensive experience in administering domestic and international awards involving research, technical assistance, procurement, and grant programs.

Don received a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a master’s certificate in government contracting from George Washington University. He is a long-term member of the National Contract Management Association.