Board Member; Former Representative from Maryland
John Delaney is an entrepreneur, business leader and public servant.
Delaney served six years in Congress and earned praise for his bi-partisan approach to economic, trade, foreign and environmental policy. In 2019, John stepped down from Congress to pursue an unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
By the age of 40, John had founded and led two New York Stock Exchange listed companies and at one time was the youngest ever CEO on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1993, John founded HealthCare Financial Partners Inc., which provided loans to small to mid sized healthcare service companies. In 2000, he founded CapitalSource Inc., which at the time was the most highly capitalized start-up in history. CapitalSource provided loans to a wide range of mid-sized businesses and John served as Chairman and CEO until his decision to pursue public office. All told, Delaney’s companies created thousands of jobs and made over $30 Billion of loans to over 5,000 companies.
In addition to Citizens’ Climate Education, Delaney is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He is a past member of the Board of Georgetown University, the Potomac School, and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School. Delaney is a member of YPO, was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, received the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama Administration for lending to disadvantaged communities, and in 2017 was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine.
Delaney received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Georgetown Law Center.