Press Release

MCC Welcomes White House Nomination for New CEO

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2009

Washington, D.C.—The White House today announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Daniel W. Yohannes as Chief Executive Officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

MCC welcomes the opportunity to work with the U.S. Congress during the confirmation process.  MCC Acting CEO Darius Mans notes that the nomination by the White House indicates strong support for MCC and its mission to reduce poverty through sustainable economic growth.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a United States government agency designed to work with developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom, and investments in people that promote economic growth and help eliminate extreme poverty. For more information about MCC, visit