Chief Financial Officer
Joe Wilkins

Joe not only has a heart for Compassion’s mission, but a strong commitment to the people and processes that bring it to life.

He is a former vice president of finance and long-tenured executive of United Parcel Service (UPS.) His 36-year journey with UPS began in college, loading vehicles in the early mornings before school. Upon graduation, he accepted a role as a package delivery driver. From that beginning, he went on to hold significant executive roles, including vice president, finance; vice president, financial planning and analysis; vice president, corporate controller; investor relations officer; chief financial officer, U.S. domestic small package; chief financial officer, Asia Pacific; and chief financial officer, Canada.

Throughout his accomplished career, Joe gained broad experience leading complex organizational change to increase revenue, improve cost efficiency, deliver increased profit, and create value for stakeholders. Some key highlights include establishing UPS’s financial planning and analysis group; overseeing finance and accounting transformation; improving internal controls; and leading multiple capital, outsourcing, accounting, airline, forecasting, and strategic business execution projects.

Joe has consistently approached his work as an extension of his service to God, and he is thankful for the opportunity to invest in intentional vocational ministry.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. He received many acknowledgments over the years, but he says one of the most meaningful was the "Profile in Excellence Award" he received from his alma matter, Oklahoma Baptist University, in 2015.

Joe leads Compassion’s global finance team from Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife have been married since 1986 and have two adult children.

“My heart is to spread the gospel in word and action and to see Jesus transform lives. I believe that helping children break free from poverty — to know and accept the love of Jesus, and come to realize they were created on purpose for a purpose, will not only transform them but will transform the world.”