Career Path Services welcomes Andy Dwonch as our new COO and will lead our organization alongside our current CEO, George Iranon; Cami Eakins, our current COO who will be George’s successor as CEO in October; and Lloyd Fillis, our recently named CFO.
Andy brings a tremendous amount of workforce development experience from an international capacity and has always led teams to make an impact on the lives of the under-served populations. His international relief and development career spans 19 years and over six countries in the Balkans, the Middle East, and SE Asia, serving in civil engineering roles in Albania and Serbia, and later moving into senior management positions in Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine/Israel.
As a two-term Mission Director at Mercy Corps, Andy provided strategic vision for design and managerial oversight of the implementation of significant humanitarian relief and development programs and operations. He also spearheaded the development of Mercy Corps’ strategy for catalyzing the expansion of Palestine’s tech economy culminating with the founding of Gaza Sky Geeks, an initiative to support tech-enabled youth employment.
After leaving Palestine, as the Senior Director for Mercy Corps’ Social Innovations, he focused on the expansion of technology initiatives in the Middle East region and the launch of new innovative programs for Mercy Corps around the world. While with the Social Innovations team Andy founded Kolabo, a social enterprise launched to enable small businesses in Indonesia to market and sell their products online and served as its CEO for two years.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, minors in Business and Philosophy, and an honorary Doctor of Law from Gonzaga University.
“Over my career, I’ve seen the profound impact of investing in people’s ability to earn a dignified income. It elevates them as individuals, but then also helps to lift up families. Done at scale, we can transform the wellbeing of entire communties…”
We’re excited to welcome Andy to the Career Path Services ohana!
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