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 Global Marketing & Engagement 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.