Mark Hanlon


Mark Hanlon
Sr. Vice President of Global Marketing & Engagement
Mark Hanlon

A member of Compassion International’s Global Executive Team since 1998, Mark is the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Engagement. In this role, Mark oversees the development and management of all sponsor acquisitions, sponsor services, and fundraising efforts in the United States. He also works to help the other 11 international marketing and fundraising organizations that comprise Compassion’s Global Partner Alliance achieve success in their worldwide efforts to promote the ministry.

Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1959. He has a strong Christian missionary upbringing, as his parents ran inner-city missions in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. This early exposure to the needs of men, women, and children in poverty had a lasting impact on Mark’s life and helped prepare his heart for the ministry of Compassion.

Mark’s relationship with Compassion began in 1977, when at the age of 18, he entered into a sponsorship relationship with a Compassion child. Just one year later, Compassion’s ministry had touched him so deeply that he decided to apply for employment. Mark joined Compassion’s staff in 1978. Throughout his career at Compassion, Mark has taken on a number of roles, including technology, information systems, project management, training, donor service, marketing and communications.

Mark received his bachelor’s in computer information systems in 1986 from Regis University and attended Regis University again to earn his Master of Business Administration in 1999. Mark married his wife Joey in 1979 and they have one son, Brent.