Edgar Sandoval has officially taken the helm as the President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision United States. Sandoval, 54, has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer for the past three years.
13-year partnership between Big Daddy Weave and World Vision has impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children. Big Daddy Weave has visited World Vision’s work in Armenia, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Tanzania.
The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) awarded Richard Stearns, retiring president of World Vision U.S., their first annual Humanitarian Leadership Award for “exemplary leadership in the humanitarian field over the entirety of his career.” His wife Reneé was also honored, in recognition of her own contributions in this field and her faithful support of her husband Rich and the work of World Vision.
All over the world, people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict, extreme poverty, drought or other crises. But while they search for safer places to raise their families, instead their children can be exposed to some of the worst types of violence.
As a child-focused Christian organization, World Vision believes that God intended that children be cared for and protected in a family environment, and urges the U.S. Government to find family centered and child-focused solutions to immigration detention.
World Vision United States has named Edgar Sandoval as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Sandoval, 53, has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer for the past three years. He will assume his new duties on October 1. Sandoval will take over from Richard E. Stearns, who announced his retirement in January.
The Ending Violence Against Children Taskforce commends Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) for today introducing H. Res. 910, which calls for increasing and improving the United States Government’s efforts to end violence against children. Written with input by the Taskforce, the resolution condemns all forms of violence against children and youth globally – including physical, mental, and sexual violence, neglect, abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.