NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grameen America, the fastest growing nonprofit microfinance organization in the United States, has named Daniel Delehanty as Chief Program and Strategy Officer. Mr. Delehanty joins Grameen America from Capital One, where he spent the past nine years and most recently served as Senior Director of Community Development Banking based in New York.
Mr. Delehanty has a proven track record of spearheading the implementation of economic development programs and overseeing philanthropic support to expand access to safe and affordable credit in underserved communities. With his extensive professional experience in the banking and nonprofit sectors and longstanding commitment to promoting financial inclusion, Mr.Delehanty will help lead Grameen America in its next chapter of growth.
"Daniel is joining us at an opportune inflection point in Grameen America's history," said Andrea Jung, Grameen America President and Chief Executive Officer. "The organization has experienced exponential growth over the past two years, surpassing $380 million in microloans to more than 64,000 women entrepreneurs. I am thrilled to welcome Daniel to the senior team as we deepen our impact and extend financial inclusion, asset- and credit-building services to thousands of women in poverty across the United States."
Mr. Delehanty has been a long-time advisor to Grameen America from its earliest days. He represented Capital One on many nonprofit and advisory boards engaged in small business development in New York and nationally, including serving as a key leader on Grameen America's own National Advisory Board.
"I look forward to bringing my experience in and passion for financial inclusion to Grameen America as it advances into this next stage of growth," said Mr. Delehanty. "The organization has a proven and scalable approach that is unleashing the entrepreneurial potential of women across the country. I am honored to be able to contribute to its continued success."
Prior to his career at Capital One, Mr. Delehanty focused on economic development in the nonprofit and public sectors at the New York State Banking Department, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, and Trickle Up. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Master's Degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
About Grameen America
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit microfinance organization dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. The organization offers microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States. Since opening in January 2008, Grameen America has invested over $380 million in more than 64,000 low-income women entrepreneurs. Started in Jackson Heights, Queens, Grameen America has expanded across New York City and in Indianapolis, IN, Omaha, NE, Oakland, CA, Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA, San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Union City, NJ, San Juan, PR and Boston, MA. Learn more at www.grameenamerica.org.
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