Expertise: Ethics, Integrity in Fundraising and Ministry
Ed's calling to serve young people became evident long before joining Compassion's ministry. In high school, he committed his life to Christ at a Young Life camp in Colorado. As a college student, he fulfilled his desire to teach other young people about the love of Christ by volunteering as a leader with Young Life, an international ministry that works with high school students.
Some of Ed’s roles since joining Compassion in 1980 have included accounting manager and director of accounting and controller. He currently serves Compassion as senior vice president of global support services and chief financial officer. In this role, Ed oversees support of the organization’s global ministry in the areas of finance and business services, legal, risk management, information technology, global boards, human resources, solution design and deployment, and special projects.
Ed believes Compassion has a responsibility to set the standard for financial integrity in the nonprofit world.
"A good part of my role has been to understand the trends and directions of the nonprofit sector, and report on these insights to Compassion’s board," says Ed. "We have fought hard to be an example of financial integrity. The more we demonstrate what should be the norm, the more we encourage other nonprofits to do the same."
Ed has been a certified public accountant since 1983. In addition to his work at Compassion, he has served on many boards and committees including Colorado Springs Christian Schools, Resource Exchange International, Gospel of Glory, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Evangelical Joint Accounting Committee.
Ed and his wife, Tracey, have two married daughters. Ed is an accomplished tennis player and plays golf whenever possible. He and his family also enjoy sailing and scuba diving.
Ed has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Colorado.