Areas of Expertise:
- Access to medicines and health care services during disaster
- The importance of medical aid deliveries in the developing world
- AmeriCares aid deliveries to more than 3,000 health care facilities in the U.S. and abroad
- AmeriCares gift-in-kind model – partnerships that provide access to critically needed medical aid in times of crisis; how corporate and nonprofit partnerships contribute to improving global health
- What nonprofits and for profit businesses can learn from one another; as a “recovering investment banker” Curt can speak to how he parlayed his corporate experience into nonprofit leadership
Curt Welling joined AmeriCares as President and CEO in 2002. Under his leadership, AmeriCares has become the world’s leading humanitarian aid organization for delivering donated medicines and supplies. Committed to helping more people live longer, healthier lives, Curt has guided AmeriCares in the distribution of $9 billion in aid to people in need worldwide. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered $11 billion in aid to 164 countries.
Among his many accomplishments, Curt directed AmeriCares relief efforts for several large-scale disasters, including the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Myanmar cyclone and China earthquake, the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami, and both Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005. At the height of the Darfur crisis in 2004, Curt launched a program that delivered more than $11 million in medical aid to clinics serving displaced people in Sudan and neighboring Chad.
Curt has predicated AmeriCares growth on developing strong working relationships with 200 product donors, including pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and India which supply AmeriCares with the resources to fulfill health care needs around the world. Under his guidance, AmeriCares has been a founder and active participant in the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), an alliance of nongovernmental organizations and pharmaceutical companies committed to advancing effective medical donation practices.
Prior to joining AmeriCares, Curt had a successful 25-year career in the investment banking and securities industry in senior executive roles, including president & CEO of SG Cowen Securities Corporation and senior managing director of global equity capital markets at Bear Stearns. He currently serves as a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., as chairman of the Board of Visitors at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College and as a director emeritus of The Adirondack Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
His past leadership roles include board chairmanships at Spence Chapin Services and the Donaldson Adoption Institute. Curt received both his Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s degrees from Dartmouth College and earned his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School.
He has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg TV and WABC-TV. Curt has also been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Forbes.com, CNNMoney.com and WCBS radio in New York.