Ronald Grzywinski

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Ronald Grzywinski "is the chairman and co-founder of ShoreBank Corporation of Chicago. ShoreBank, currently with total assets of $2.2 billion, was established in 1973 as America’s first community development and environmental banking corporation, and provides financing to small businesses and residents in disinvested urban and rural communities. Ron has been an advisor to local communities, both nationally and internationally, to assist with their local development banking efforts. This includes work with the Southern Development Bancorporation, in Arkansas, Grameen Bank and BRAC in Bangladesh, and the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan. In early 2007, Ron, along with ShoreBank co-founder Mary Houghton, was named as a member of the Ashoka Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2005, he was selected as the 2005 recipient of the Independent Sector’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award." [1]

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  1. Leadership Team, BRAC USA, accessed August 27, 2008.