Chris Martinez is executive director for the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Foundation and has served as a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Chris’ nonprofit experience spans 15 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, military and social services programs. Chris was an inaugural National Program Director for The Mission Continues, where he mobilized over 16,000 military and civilian veterans in community service across the country. Chris served as Chief Development Officer for a $100MM+ social services agency and managed multi-campus educational programs across state lines.
Chris has overseen over 1500 commercial and nonprofit events and has spoken alongside former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and president of the Target Foundation, Laysha Ward, and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, among others. Chris holds a master in International Business from Saint Louis University, certification in Nonprofit Administration from Georgetown University and certification in Business Management for nonprofit Leaders from Washington University in St. Louis. Each year Chris and his wife Megan lead their family of 5 in community service projects while on their annual summer vacation they call their “Vacation for Good” - volunteering in each city they stop.
Chris enjoys all kinds of sports, music, film and community events. Chris eats local, values results over activity, and is a firm believer in collective impact and social profit.