Mark D. Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent fifteen years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world. He managed programs in Guatemala, Colombia, and Sierra Leone with Plan International.
Walker has written and made presentations in both English and Spanish on planned giving, major gifts, and global philanthropy at such events as the Hemispheric Congress for Fundraising. He serves on the International Development Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is the Past President of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona. His honors include the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary International.
Other organizations Walker worked with include Food for the Hungry, MAP International, World Neighbors, Global Brigades, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation International. Walker was CEO of Hagar USA, a Christian-based organization that supports survivors of human trafficking. He founded Million Mile Walker LLC. and is the Vice-President and Senior Counsel for Carlton & Company. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala.