Washington, DC, June 13, 2023 – Global nonprofit Accion today announced the appointment of Brandie Conforti as Chief Development Officer. Conforti will lead Accion’s resource mobilization team, building and stewarding innovative partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders to increase the impact of Accion’s work around the world.

“Partnerships and philanthropic support power Accion’s life-changing work delivering quality financial choices and opportunities to small businesses and the communities they serve around the world. I’m delighted to welcome Brandie back to Accion as the new leader of our resource mobilization efforts,” said Michael Schlein, President and CEO of Accion. “An innovative partnership builder and leader with a passion for social change, I look forward to working with her toward our vision of a fair and inclusive economy where underserved people have quality financial choices and opportunities.”

“Accion is a leader in advancing responsible sustainable, and scalable solutions for financially excluded and underserved people around the world, with partnerships an important driver of this work. Throughout my career, I’ve seen that digital financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity, and I’m thrilled to re-join Accion to co-create innovative solutions and channel resources where they can have the greatest impact for people who need them most,” said Brandie Conforti.

Prior to rejoining Accion, Brandie served as Junior Achievement Worldwide’s inaugural Chief Development Officer reporting directly to the CEO of Junior Achievement’s global headquarters. She built Junior Achievement’s global fundraising function from the ground up, working across six regions and 115 countries to catalyze philanthropy and partnerships, raising over $20 million annually. Prior to Junior Achievement, Brandie served as the Vice President of Institutional Partnerships at Accion, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Partners In Health, and the Executive Director of WorldBoston. She holds a bachelor’s in political science from the College of the Holy Cross.

About Accion

Accion is a global nonprofit on a mission to create a fair and inclusive economy where underserved people have quality financial choices and opportunities to improve their economic wellbeing. We are the leading early-stage investor in fintech for inclusion and experts in digital transformation with decades of experience harnessing the capital markets to deliver cheaper, more accessible, and customer-friendly solutions for the 1.8 billion people left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at https://www.accion.org

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