Accion Names Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development Officer

Cambridge, MA, May 31, 2017– Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today the appointment of Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development Officer. In this role, Brian will oversee Accion’s Resource Development function with the objective of developing relationships and funding sources. He will also play a leadership role in Accion´s strategic and revenue planning.

“Brian’s passion for social change and deep knowledge of the financial sector will add significantly to Accion’s ability to achieve its vision of a financially inclusive world,” said Michael Schlein, CEO and President of Accion. “I’m excited to work closely with Brian.”   Brian has known and worked closely with Accion for many years. He has served in the pro-bono role of Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Financial Inclusion since 2008. He also served on the Accion board of directors, and for many years has been an active member of the President’s Circle.

Brian’s professional experience includes 15 years with Fidelity Investments, where he held a variety of senior roles, including CFO and Head of Investment Operations for Fidelity Management & Research Co., as well as President of the Boston Public Library Foundation, where he has also served on the board. Most recently, he founded a non-profit committed to giving mainstream citizens more voice in national economic policy.

Based in Boston, Brian holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

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About Accion

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at


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