Beth deHamel is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Operations for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to improving the lives of individuals experiencing poverty throughout the world.
Her experience includes service as Interim CEO for Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization providing humanitarian response and innovative development solutions in more than 40 countries. Prior to her role as CEO, deHamel was Mercy Corps’ Chief Financial Officer, working with teams around the world to deliver services to more than 30 million people annually. Her public service career also included serving as the CFO and Executive Director for Administration for a large regional transit agency. She began her financial career as an investment banker, serving as lead banker for more than $20 billion of public infrastructure projects, including power, transportation, and water systems.
deHamel is an experienced board member, serving as board chair of two public pension funds and as chair of the finance committee for a $1 billion Medicare/Medicaid plan providing health care services to more than 250,000 low-income Oregonians. Globally, she has served on the boards of two microfinance institutions serving low-income borrowers in Bosnia and Kosovo and is currently a director of a social investment fund providing capital to early-stage startups in emerging markets. She holds a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor of arts from Duke University.