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April 9, 2016

Bro. Lester elected as new GCDF Executive Director

Greensboro Community Development Fund

342 N. Elm Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

 

For Immediate Release

 

GREENSBORO, NC April 9, 2016   Greensboro Community Development Fund (GCDF) announced today that Wilson A. Lester, III. has joined GCDF in the position of Executive Director.

In his new position, Wilson, 32, serves as chief administrative officer of the organization for the Board of Directors, overseeing all day-to-day administration and management of operations, marketing, lending functions, site visits, borrowers, fundraising and the long-range strategy and program development.

“Wilson’s 12-years of experience in entrepreneurism, program development and implementation of federal grant programs makes him an outstanding addition to the GCDF. His in-depth knowledge of community relations and engagement will be an asset to the GCDF as we continue to improve our support systems of economic empowerment and development of Women and African-American owned businesses in the Piedmont Triad,” said Gerry McCants, Chairman of the Board, owner of McCants Communications and 6th District Economic Development Chair.

Prior to joining GCDF, Lester was a Coordinator for a federal-grant housed at Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford, NC where he was responsible for managing external partnerships, developing programmatic systems, federal reporting, marketing, and and providing services to support veterans transitioning from military service to higher education.

Wilson holds a B.B.A. from Greensboro College, Six-Sigma Certification from North Carolina A&T State University and is completing his MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership from Michigan State University Eli Broad School of Business


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