Urban League of Central Carolinas

Sunday, August 1, 2021

William "Teddy" McDaniel, III currently serves as the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Central Carolinas in Charlotte, NC. Founded in in 1978, the Urban League of Central Carolinas (ULCC) is an affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. ULCC’s mission is to advocate for and equip Africans Americans and all clients with the tools to achieve social and economic equality. Programs offered include nationally certified skills training, education, and financial empowerment, among others.

Prior to arriving in Charlotte, McDaniel was president and CEO of the Austin, Texas Urban League affiliate from 2012 – 2017 and served as Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Phoenix Urban League starting in 2009.

Before entering the non-profit sector, McDaniel spent over 15 years in the financial service industry. From 2004-08, he was an assistant vice president at GE Capital in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he underwrote over $100 million in real estate and commercial loans to small and medium sized franchise hospitality businesses. He started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and spent three years with Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, NA, as manager of a $50 million portfolio in mixed-use real estate properties and loans to McDonald’s franchisees.

In 1998, he joined Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Corp. in Greenwich, Connecticut as a senior underwriter for franchise loans, where he was responsible for over $100 million in senior debt and equity transactions to national restaurant brands such as Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, and Pizza Hut.

Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Columbus, Ohio, McDaniel is a 3rd Generation graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Morehouse and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.