A Profile in Citizenship
Yet, into this unpromising site with two Volunteers, Ben Moyer (1965-67), a recent graduate of Yale University, was posted as their replacement. Those early Volunteers had teed-up the El Valle Agricultural Cooperative in its formative stages, such as securing its Legal Charter with the Government. But it was Ben, as their replacement, that hit the long ball down the fairway, shepherding it through the day to day mundane processes of tedious bookkeeping, the election of Board Members, the opening of a bank account, various annual reports to government agencies — all requisite organizational elements which ensured that the Cooperative retained its legal standing.
After his service, he went to Cornell Business School and upon graduation joined the international department of the Bank of Boston in 1969, with his first assignment in Australia for two years. For the next seventeen years, he lived overseas in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama and Taiwan. He took early retirement in 1996 and immediately joined Wainwright Investment Counsel where he worked for the next fifteen years. In 2002, he joined the Board of ProMujer International, a micro finance institution providing micro loans to women in Central and South America. Over a two year period, he served as its CEO. In 1993, Ben joined the Board of Copper Cannon, a summer camp in Franconia, New Hampshire for under-served young people.