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The greater good - Alumni Profiles
June 2013 Issue
Greg Skowronski’s vacation to Tanzania in 2007 included a safari and climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro. Along the way, it turned into a much deeper experience, one that would change the course of his career. “The unanticipated part of the trip was the firsthand experience with poverty,” says Skowronski (BBA ’99). “It just became very real to me.” After seven years of investment banking on Wall Street he had recently returned to his hometown of Atlanta and taken a job in finance for an Atlanta real estate company. Following the Tanzania trip, his plans changed. He began looking for an opportunity to help the African people improve their situation. He began learning about microfinance, small loans to help people start or grow a business. “I saw how microfinance was being used to improve poverty,” he says. “It was a light bulb moment. Someone with a business background could help alleviate poverty. I always thought it had to be a doctor or a teacher.” …
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