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The HALO Trust Hires New Executive Director

Washington, DC (July 12, 2019) – After conducting a national search, Sterling Martin Associates is pleased to announce the selection of Chris Whatley as the newly appointed Executive Director for The HALO Trust.  

Whatley’s professional experience includes over 25 years in a range of nonprofits in the international development and association sectors, including the International Republican Institute, The Council of State Governments, and the United Nations Foundation/United Nations Association of the United States.

Whatley joins The HALO from the United Nations Foundation’s United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA), where he has served as Executive Director since 2013.

He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

About The HALO Trust

The HALO Trust (USA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the U.S. arm of the global organization. The organization raises funds and advocates to protect lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. From small beginnings back in the late 1980s they now employ thousands of men and women from the communities they serve in conflict and post-conflict countries and territories around the world. Globally, HALO employs over 8,500 people in more than 26 countries and territories. The HALO Trust (USA) has an operating budget of $1.2 M and a revenue budget of $35 million derived from both federal and private grants.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.