Scott Todd

Scott Todd

An internationally known speaker, Dr. Scott Todd explains with power and clarity how extreme global poverty can be ended — in this generation.

Scott Todd

Dr. Scott C. Todd is the Senior Vice President for Global Advocacy at Compassion International. Scott is a sought-after speaker and author with expertise in issues of global poverty and development. Specifically, he champions the role of the Church, holistic mission, importance of children, and an evidence-based approach to effective development work.



Dr. Scott C. Todd is the Senior Vice President for Global Advocacy at Compassion International. Scott is a sought-after speaker and author with expertise in issues of global poverty and development. Specifically, he champions the role of the Church, holistic mission, importance of children, and an evidence-based approach to effective development work.

During his 10 years of service at Compassion, he has held a number of posts, including Senior Vice President of International Partner Development, Director of Compassion’s AIDS Initiative and the Child Survival Program. He also serves on a number of boards and leadership councils involved in the fight against poverty.

Prior to his work at Compassion, Scott earned his doctorate in Immunology at the University of California and was a National Lymphoma Foundation Scholar at Stanford University Medical Center. His medical research earned international acclaim in publications, grants and a patent. As a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, Scott experienced a calling from God and left his former career to serve as a manager of volunteers for Compassion.

Speaker Topic
Hope Rising: How Christians Can End Extreme Poverty in This Generation

Christians are increasingly engaged in the issues of global poverty and justice. Many are giving of their time, money and voice on behalf of the poor, and yet we often face doubts and questions. “What really works?” “Is my effort just a drop in a hopeless bucket?” These important questions have clear and encouraging answers.

Scott offers compelling evidence for hope and personal examples of simple actions that result in profound impact. He provides a galvanizing and comprehensive vision of the cultural movements, global trends and strategies that will work to eradicate global poverty within our lifetime.