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Marc Garcia

Board Member

Marc is the Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s social services organization in Seattle, where he’s accountable for all functions from programs to HR to finance and operations. He previously served as The Salvation Army’s Northwest Division’s CFO. In his current role, he leads nine different sites across King County that provide emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, street ministry housing outreach, feeding programs, and domestic violence housing and support to mothers and children. Cumulatively, those programs represent 500-600 safe beds and/or rooms, often filled to capacity each night, as well as hundreds of our neighbors lifted off the streets and assisted into traditional, permanent housing each year.

With a blend of operational and finance leadership success across multiple for-profit and nonprofit organizations and verticals, Marc brings a blend of purpose-driven passion and exemplary stewardship and efficiency to honor donors’ and funders’ generosity and trust.

Prior to joining The Salvation Army, Marc was the Chief Operating and Financial Officer for Triumph, a behavioral health and diversified social services agency in Yakima. Before pivoting fully into the nonprofit space, Marc worked as the Director of Finance and Operations for a boutique fundraising agency called Masterworks that largely served faith-based nonprofits. That role succeeded a 12-year career in tech as an FP&A Controller and Manager for Cisco and Microsoft.

Marc lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife and four children. When he’s not losing to his wife in tennis, he’s losing to his kids in Fortnite, Minecraft, or Roblox. Marc was born in Singapore and also grew up in Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University in Malibu, his BA at the University of California Santa Barbara and has worked overseas in Europe as a dual EU and U.S. citizen.