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Meet the Women of OPIC: Lynn Tabernacki

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC series. Learn about our diverse workforce and what inspires them to work for the Agency.

Lynn Tabernacki

Deputy Vice President of SME Financing and Head of Global Energy


photo of Lynn Tabernacki, Deputy Vice President, Small and Medium Enterprise Financing, Head of Global Energy, OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, developing countries, emerging markets, public diplomacy, national security, empower womenTell us a little about yourself:

I have been with OPIC nearly 23 years. I founded OPIC's Global Energy Group ten years ago, enabling OPIC's work in renewable energy to take root. I began my work in Development Finance in Poland, underwriting the first privatizations and acquisition transactions in the country post-Communism. Before that, I worked at both Citicorp and Arthur Andersen as a CPA.

What do you like best about working at OPIC?

I enjoy working at OPIC because it is constantly refreshing. It's a fun challenge to analyze a new business plan and use creativity to develop a workable structure for both OPIC and the client.

Is there a woman who has inspired you?

I've always looked up to Mildred Callear. I remember her from her first stint at OPIC, when she served as Acting President. I recall how she communicated strategy to the organization, weighed issues, was decisive, and treated everone with respect. She set a great example of effective leadership.

Will you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

​​​​​​​I'm a Scrabble Champion and a horrible, but enthusiastic golfer.




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