Lexington VA United States 24450

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DEEDEE AESCHLIMAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Accounting & Business Administration, Chinese Double Major, Mathematics Minor, 2019

Hometown:

Alexandria, Virginia. USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

I like helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

REID GAEDE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
American History Major, German Language & Culture Minor, 2019

Hometown:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

I joined GenDev because I believe that positive societal change starts at the micro level – that is, at the local level. More specifically, positive social change is best driven locally by businesses and innovators who meet the needs of the community where they operate. It is a privilege to be able to provide financing and consulting services for small businesses and innovators in Lexington and around the world and to gain practical experience with a group of such talented and dedicated students.

WILLIAM MADDOX WILKINSON

VICE PRESIDENT OF LOANS
Economics Major, 2020

Hometown:

Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

As someone extremely interested in economic development, I knew joining the GenDev team would give me invaluable insights into economic development both domestically within Lexington, and around the globe in developing countries. Microfinancing is an empowering way to help support people in these countries without traditional institutions through which they can borrow or even store their wealth. Microfinancing has lifted millions out of poverty and the opportunity to participate in something so imperative to sustainable development right on W&L’s campus was a chance I couldn’t pass up.

JACK BREWSTER

VICE PRESIDENT OF FUNDRAISING

Business Administration & East Asian Languages and Literature Major, 2021​

Hometown:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

Given GenDev’s domestic involvement within Lexington and international projects, the opportunities at GenDev appeal to my interests in economic development, particularly microfinance and impact investing. Through these economic mediums, I hope to further discover the barriers that prevent citizens in various regions from achieving economic stability and work towards an effective solution with my fellow GenDev members. 

MCKINLEY HAMILTON

GENERAL SECRETARY

Accounting & Spanish Major, 2020

Hometown:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

I joined GenDev because I am interested to see how small loans or grants can provide economic stability and development both domestically and internationally. Microfinance works to empower individuals and organizations to utilize their skills and creativity to generate a better economic future. I am looking forward to gaining hands-on experience with the various projects we participate in to gain a better understanding of what sustainable development consists of.

YUHAN LIU

Chef Communications Officer

Economics Major, Math Minor 2022

Hometown:

Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

GenDev appeals to me because of its roots in microfinance and community building. It presents a unique perspective for students to engage in social empowerment on both local and global scales. I look forward to working hands-on with the Lexington community and to support those who strive to improve their communities.

LUKE ALLI

Business Administration & Computer Science Major, Philosophy Minor, 2022

Hometown:

Catonsville, Maryland, USA

Why I Joined GenDev:

Microfinance is about connecting the underserved and overlooked with capital. GenDev augments the global community starting with the individual. One small loan at a time, GenDev helps people help themselves and their communities. I joined to impact this change.

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