FAIRFAX, VA: Five Talents USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Stanton-Hoyle as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.
Dale has been involved in international development for over 30 years. With a background in management and mechanical engineering, his work has focused on energy efficiency and water management in some of the world's least developed countries. Following five years of mission work with hospitals and schools in the Congo, Dale has remained committed to helping communities develop and use their resources for good.
While successfully managing and expanding engineering programs in the US and abroad, Dale has served on four nonprofit boards, developing strategic plans and helping to secure grants and funding.
Dale speaks passionately about his Christian faith and his motivation for serving the vulnerable poor. He is a longtime member of Clifton Presbyterian Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher, a youth leader, and choir member. Over the past two decades he has traveled several times a year to support ministry in Mexico, Congo and Haiti.
"I was struck by the power of Five Talents' micro-finance model," Dale says. "I believe that - especially in developing countries - women are the key to economic development among the poor. When a woman has a job, her children and others around her have a much better chance at having the food, medical care, and opportunities for an education that transform communities."
Dale brings a wealth of experience in business development, management, and fundraising to Five Talents, including growing one company from eight to 2,700 employees.
Dale and his wife Lynn have two adult children and enjoy hiking, swimming, skiing, playing golf, and scuba diving.
"We're very excited about Dale joining our team," says Board Chairman, Jim Oakes. Over the past eight months, the Five Talents' Board of Directors has been working together to streamline operations, strengthen impact, and focus more energy directly on programs in the field.
"Our new Executive Director is an important part of this equation," Jim says. "We have a proven, scalable, and sustainable model and are looking forward to expanding Five Talents' reach and impact in the years to come."
Over the past twenty years, Five Talents has worked in over twenty countries, building the capacity of local partners to train, mentor, and provide financial services to families living in extreme poverty. To date, Five Talents has served over 175,000 individuals and provided over half a million loans to develop micro-enterprises.