President / CEO, ECHO Inc.

About Dr. Bicksler

Dr. Abram Bicksler has more than 15 years of international experience, including five years as Director of ECHO’s Asia Regional Impact Center from 2013-2018. Most recently, Bicksler has served as Agricultural Officer in agroecology at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy.

Abram desires to help ECHO accomplish its vision of honoring God by empowering the undernourished with sustainable hunger solutions and propel its 40-year focus on identifying, verifying, disseminating, and monitoring innovative ideas and hunger solutions to its diverse network around the globe.

He earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Agroecology and Sustainable Cropping and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Taylor University in Environmental Studies and Biology. As a leader and researcher, Dr. Bicksler has been published in a number of journals.

UN agencies - friend or foe?

What do large UN and governmental agencies have to offer small agencies, NGOs and local NGOs? Having worked in both a small organization and with FAO, Bicksler will bring a fresh perspective on the assets each provides to the other. Bicksler will provide real-life, practical, and helpful examples from his most recent experience with FAO.