Press Release

Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Cynthia Huger to Perform Chief Executive Officer Duties; Jonathan Nash to Depart Agency

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2019 – Today, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced that Cynthia Huger will perform the duties of the Chief Executive Officer effective January 31, 2019. Huger, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration and Finance will replace Jonathan Nash who will be departing the agency for the private sector.

“Over the past 13 years, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most committed and inspiring public servants,” Jonathan Nash said. “While I am thrilled to bring my passion for international development to the private sector, I will always remember the dedication of my colleagues at MCC. Cynthia shares my commitment to MCC’s mission and her expertise in international development and financial management will serve the agency well in the exciting times to come.”

“My career in international development has included many challenging and rewarding experiences,” Cynthia Huger said. “I am truly honored to lead MCC to advance the mission of international development in a new capacity. I look forward to tackling new challenges, and further contributing to the important work of our agency. I want to offer my most sincere thanks to Jonathan Nash for his leadership and unparalleled commitment to the agency. Jonathan is a huge part of the MCC story, and on behalf of the agency, we wish him the very best.”


The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights. Learn more about MCC at