Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Accion's board of directors brings to the organization diverse experience from both the private and public sectors, including commercial and investment banking, corporate and nonprofit management, and international community development. 

Directors

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Board of Directors Bios

  • Diana Taylor

    Vice Chair
    Solera Capital LLC

    Diana Taylor is currently Vice Chair of Solera Capital LLC.  She previously served as managing director at Wolfensohn Fund Management L.P., a strategic consulting and investment firm. Prior to Wolfensohn, she served as New York State superintendent of banks and chairwoman of the New York State Banking Board.  Before her government service, she worked in the private sector as vice president for KeySpan Energy and as an investment banker with Smith Barney, Lehman Brothers and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.  Diana serves on the boards of Citigroup, Brookfield Asset Management and Sotheby's.  She also serves on several charitable boards. She chairs the boards of Accion and Hudson River Park Trust.   Other board memberships include the New York Women’s Foundation, the YMCA of Greater New York, Dartmouth College, the Mailman School of Public Health, the International Women's Health Coalition, and the Mayo Clinic.   She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.  She earned her AB from Dartmouth College, her MBA from the Columbia School of Business, and her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia.

  • Henry Miller

    Principal
    High Impact Partnering LLC

    Henry Miller has more than two decades of experience in communications and public affairs, managing the reputations, visibility and public policy issues of corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, both domestically and internationally. In addition, Mr. Miller has served as a managing director at Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart (now Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide), one of the top ten public relations firms in the world; as CEO of New York ’92, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization created to manage New York City’s hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention; and as deputy chief administrative officer of the City of Atlanta, responsible for external affairs. Mr. Miller holds MA and BA degrees in sociology from the University of Virginia.

  • Titus Brenninkmeijer

    President
    Solgenix LLC

    Titus Brenninkmeijer is a social entrepreneur whose work has focused on assisting global entrepreneurs to grow sustainable businesses through the development of commercially viable applications. Mr. Brenninkmeijer’s experience in international retail allows him to leverage deep knowledge of consumer behavior and trends to help his partners successfully target current and future consumer needs. Before entering the solar energy industry in 2003, he spent twenty-five years in the retail industry in the UK, Germany, Spain, Brazil and the US. In 2005, Mr. Brenninkmeijer founded Solgenix, an investment company with a focus on privately held solar energy companies in developed as well as emerging markets. He is also a co-founding member and sits on the steering committee of the REDCO Alliance (Rural Energy Delivery Companies), a group of 13 solar energy entrepreneurs from Latin America, Africa and Asia. Mr. Brenninkmeijer serves as chairman of the Energy Access Foundation, which he co-founded in 2006. The EAF is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing support and funding for innovation in clean energy delivery in the rural marketplace in emerging markets. He is a board member and partner of Phatenergy, a company focused on the installation of solar systems in Southern California, and Pod Generating Group, a Canadian company installing utility-scale solar systems in Canada and the US. He is a board member of TechnoServe, a nonprofit that works with agricultural entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Mr. Brenninkmeijer holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, and resides with his family in a solar-powered home in Pasadena, California.

  • Tara Kenney

    Senior Vice President
    Boston Common Asset Management

    Tara Kenney currently SVP for Boston Common Asset Management, an experienced investment manager and a leader in global impact initiatives dedicated to the pursuit of financial return and social change. Previously, she was a managing director for Deutsche Asset Management, Inc., and acted as a portfolio manager for Scudder's Latin American equity product for over 15 years. Ms. Kenney's group had approximately US $6 billion under management in Latin America. She was also named a co-manager of Scudder's Emerging Markets equity products. Prior to joining Scudder, Ms. Kenney was employed by Bankers Trust in their Latin America Merchant Bank from 1987 to 1994 and began her career at the Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Kenney earned an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business in 1991. She holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and did post-graduate work in economics at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica in Peru.

  • Paul Tregidgo

    Managing Director
    Credit Suisse, Investment Banking Division

    Paul Tregidgo is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the investment banking division, based in New York. He is vice chairman – debt capital markets, responsible for the international DCM business, across investment grade and emerging markets globally. Mr. Tregidgo also leads the firm's global government client segment, which is charged with the integrated delivery of the firm's expertise and capabilities to government clients worldwide, and is a member of the firm's Emerging Markets Council. Previously, he was head of global and emerging debt capital markets at Credit Suisse, and, from 1995–2000, head of Latin American debt capital markets. During his career at Credit Suisse, Mr. Tregidgo has served on the global investment banking and fixed income operating committees. Mr. Tregidgo has originated and executed numerous groundbreaking financings in the international capital markets for European, Asia–Pacific and Latin American Governments, agencies, banks and corporations. In particular, in the emerging markets, over the last 20 years Mr. Tregidgo has been active with borrowers around the world opening new markets as this dynamic sector has developed. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston (as then was) in London in 1985, Mr. Tregidgo practiced international financial law in London and Hong Kong. Mr. Tregidgo obtained his law degree from Downing College Cambridge. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion.

  • Phillip Riese

    President
    RIESE & OTHERS

    Phillip Riese formed RIESE & OTHERS after more than 20 years in financial services, 18 of which were in leadership roles at American Express. He retired from American Express in 1998 as president of the Consumer Card Group and chairman of American Express Centurion Bank. Prior to his work in banking and credit cards, he consulted to and held a number of executive positions in the clothing and textile industry. At RIESE & OTHERS, he manages a broad portfolio of investments, primarily focused on fintech and data analytics, and often serves on the board of directors or as a mentor and advisor to the CEOs and management teams of those companies. He holds a joint degree in textile engineering and economics from Leeds University in England, an MBA from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a master’s degree in management from MIT.

  • Bob Annibale

    Global Director
    Citi Community Development and Citi Inclusive Finance

    Bob Annibale is global director of Citi Community Development and Inclusive Finance where he leads Citi’s partnerships with global, national, and local organizations to support inclusive finance and community development. He also leads Citi’s commercial relationships with microfinance financial institutions, corporations, investors, and municipalities to expand access to financial services. Since joining Citi in 1982, Annibale has held a number of senior regional and global treasury, risk, and corporate positions in Athens, Bahrain, Nairobi, London, and New York City. He represents Citi on the boards of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, the U.S. FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and the Citi Foundation. Annibale holds a B.A. in history and political science from Vassar College, and an M.A. in African studies (history) from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.

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