Richard Parker is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Project Concern International (PCI). He leads efforts to tell the story of PCI’s extraordinary work in 15 countries around the world, managing the organization’s global brand, marketing strategies, media relationships, and online presence.
Mr. Parker came to PCI from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition where he served as Director of Communications, working with top NGOs and Fortune 500 Companies to educate Americans about the importance of global development. He joined the USGLC after serving as Director of Communications for the Peace Corps. At the Peace Corps, Mr. Parker oversaw the creative, Internet, marketing, press, and video production offices within agency.
Previously, Mr. Parker served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he focused on international health issues and positive youth development in the Office of the Secretary. He also served as Deputy White House Liaison for the department.
Prior to his time at HHS, Mr. Parker was the Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Before his service in government, Mr. Parker worked in communications and marketing for the American Red Cross and Levi Strauss & Company.
Mr. Parker holds a Master’s degree in public policy from Regent University and a Bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University.