As the Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Lynne Curran leads Accion’s global human resources team, including all activities necessary for the successful recruitment, engagement, development, and retention of Accion staff. As part of her role, she has developed and implemented staff leadership and career development programs, which are critical to Accion’s goal to manage the organization with excellence.
Lynne joined Accion in 1997 and since then has held a variety of roles. Prior to becoming the head of human resources in 2010, she led Accion’s knowledge management efforts and was responsible for capacity building throughout the organization. She also served as technical leader of the Accion CAMEL, a method of evaluating microfinance institutions, where she led assessments of microfinance institutions worldwide and was responsible for the financial analysis and performance monitoring of Accion’s portfolio partner institutions. Lynne was also involved with Accion’s early efforts to link microfinance to the world’s capital markets and participated in the establishment of Accion’s Global Investments team. She has conducted training seminars internationally on a variety of topics related to microfinance, leadership, and financial analysis.
Lynne, who has authored numerous articles and publications, holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.A. from Lesley University.