Cathy Quense served as Accion’s chief financial officer from 1985 until 2008, during which time Accion’s balance sheet grew from less than $1 million to over $250 million. She acted as interim CEO in 2009 and then served as Accion’s Chief Administrative Officer, managing global office operations and information systems, and risk and performance management programs. She has been involved in strategic organizational planning and development for Accion International and for it’s microfinance partners overseas and in the United States. Cathy currently serves on the board of directors of several Accion related entities and acts as a consultant on special projects. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in international development from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies from Yale University.