Daniel W. Yohannes, MBA ’80

YohannesBDaniel has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the representative of the United States to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a position with the rank of ambassador. Since 2009, Daniel has been CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation

MCC was conceived in the wake of the 9/11 attacks as a means of combating terrorism through poverty alleviation – or, more accurately, through economic development in poor countries where instability could pose a threat to U.S. interests. MCC is a government corporation, with a board of directors chaired by the secretary of state and it includes representatives of key federal agencies (Treasury, Trade, USAID) in the U.S. foreign policy arena. The CEO serves on the board and runs MCC’s operations.

Daniel previously served as president and CEO of M&R Investments, LLC, a privately-held investment firm specializing in real estate, financial institutions and the green energy sector. Throughout his career, Daniel has served in various executive positions at U.S. Bancorp, U.S. Bank Colorado and Security Pacific Bank (now Bank of America). Learn more.

Daniel W. Yohannes, MBA ’80

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