Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion International Staff, Leadership, Poverty
Mark Hanlon leads the work of Compassion International in the United States as the Senior Vice President of USA Group of Compassion International and serves on Compassion International's Global Executive Leadership Team. He was formally appointed to this position as Senior Vice President in 2007 after serving more than 25 years in a number of leadership roles throughout the organization.
Under his leadership, the number of children being sponsored by U.S.-based donors has grown by nearly four times — from some 176,000 to 675,000 children.
At age 18, Mark became a Compassion child sponsor, and through this one-to-one sponsor relationship he was inspired by Compassion's one-of-a kind, holistic approach to meeting the spiritual, economic, social and physical needs along with educational help for a child in poverty.
His work in information technology, project management, customer service and marketing prepared him for his current role. He holds a B.S. degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in business administration from Regis University in Denver.