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Mark D. Palmer

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mark D. PalmerMark Palmer is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Relief Services and oversees the Finance, Accounting, Purchasing, and Shipping departments of CRS. Since 1998, Mark has led the development and implementation of a new automated system for Overseas Accounting, Domestic Accounting and Purchasing. He also restructured the Shipping Department to increase service quality and reduce operating costs.

Prior to joining CRS, Mark served as the Chief Financial Officer at The Woodbourne Group, a children's healthcare and education services agency. Mark was also the Chief Financial Officer for a developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities. He spent 12 years as a financial officer for Marriott International, Inc., including roles as CFO of operating divisions for the company. Mark started his career in the audit branch of Price Waterhouse and Co.

Mark has volunteered as a business consultant in the areas of operations, finance and management for a manufacturing company in the Czech Republic.

Mark received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the College of William and Mary, and an M.S. in Finance and Applied Economics from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a CPA in Virginia.

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