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Chair, International Affairs

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Local Address:  Texas , United States
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
912 East 11Th Street Suite A
Austin , Texas 78702
United States

Company Description: The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce (GABC) promotes the development of African-American businesses and the expansion of the Greater Austin business...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , Spanish
    University of Minnesota
  • BS , Business
    University of Minnesota
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Board of Trustees Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, 8 Mar 2015 [cached]
Steve Wanta is the Executive Program Director of Whole Foods Market's foundation, the Whole Planet Foundation. In his role he oversees the Foundation's global portfolio of microfinance projects in nearly 50 countries. Since beginning in 2006, Steve has been instrumental in defining the programmatic strategy and developing a team to execute the ambitious expansion plans of the Foundation. He is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor.
Our Team Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, 8 Mar 2015 [cached]
Steve Wanta Chair, International Affairs
Steve Wanta As the ..., 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Steve Wanta As the Global Program Director for Whole Foods Market's foundation, Whole Planet Foundation, Steve is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of microfinance projects spanning 57 countries. Before joining the Foundation, he served in the Peace Corps in rural Guatemala. These experiences over the last 10 years have fueled Steve's passion to create lasting opportunities for others to realize their own potential. He believes by giving, he receives more. Steve is an active member of Austin's growing Social Entrepreneur scene and is the cofounder of Center61, a collaborative workspace for the social good sector.
Steve ..., 1 Aug 2013 [cached]
Steve Wanta Center61 Co-Founder and Chief Compadre Executive Program Director, Whole Planet Foundation
Steve is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor. As Executive Program Director for Whole Planet Foundation, Steve travels the world to oversee a global portfolio of microfinance partners. He readily accepts that his full-time job may make him the luckiest man in the world and believes that residual karma from a former life is the only logical explanation for his good fortune. Working with leaders from Grameen Bank and Whole Foods Market has shaped his beliefs in creating business solutions to social challenges. Center61 is an opportunity for Steve to be connected to the Austin community of nonprofits and social entrepreneurs that share his passion for the greatest city in the US.
Steve ..., 15 Sept 2013 [cached]
Steve Wanta
Steve Wanta
Steve is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor. He was hired by Whole Planet Foundation in March 2006 as the Field Program Manager to support the creation of new microfinance institutions in Guatemala and Costa Rica in partnership with Grameen Trust. Only months prior to beginning with the Foundation, Steve had completed his two years of service in the Peace Corps working with rural Guatemalan farmers implementing business solutions in an effort to improve their livelihoods.
His international development experience coupled with his previous work in business development in the technology industry help Steve to bridge between people struggling to make ends meet and leaders looking to understand the challenges of the poor. Now as the Global Program Director, Steve is responsible for overseeing and expanding Whole Planet Foundation's portfolio of microfinance projects around the world.
Steve is proud to be a 2008 Whole Foods Market Global All-Star, an avid rugby player, and a fluent Spanish speaker.
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