Press Release

James B. Greene Joins MCC as Deputy Vice President for Policy and International Relations

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2010

Washington, D.C. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes announced that James B. Greene has joined MCC as a Deputy Vice President for Policy and International Relations (PIR).

I am pleased that Jim has agreed to take on this challenging role, and I look forward to working with him to effectively implement MCCs mission of reducing poverty through sustainable economic growth, said Mr. Yohannes. Jim brings a wealth of policy and political experience to his position on the management team at MCC.

As a Deputy Vice President for PIR, Mr. Greene will, together with Vice President for PIR, Sheila Herrling, and Deputy Vice President for PIR, Sherri Kraham, lead the PIR staff in managing MCCs annual selection process, ensuring effective donor relations, promoting private sector initiatives, coordinating technical economic analysis, developing and conducting independent evaluations of MCC programs, and overseeing MCCs threshold programs.

Prior to joining MCC, Mr. Greene worked as Senior Policy Advisor to former Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for 17 years. As Senator Bidens advisor, Mr. Greene was responsible for international and domestic economic issues, including banking, budget, tax, trade and labor issues. On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Greene handled legislation on international financial institutions, bilateral investment treaties, tax treaties, development assistance, and international energy and environmental issues including climate change.

Mr. Greene has taught at both Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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