Marcus Walton appointed as new President and CEO of GEO


Alliance magazine


Marcus Walton was recently appointed President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and brings over a decade of experience to his new position. He specializes in operationalizing conceptual frameworks, racial equity facilitation and training, leadership and management strategy, stakeholder engagement, program development and navigating philanthropy.

‘Throughout my career, I have committed myself to service,’ said Walton. ‘First, as a community organizer, nonprofit practitioner and grantmaker; then, as a leadership coach, racial equity trainer and executive, I eagerly attempted to test and learn strategies for cultivating thriving communities. The cumulative impact of these experiences has informed a personal vision grounded in a strong desire to lead change in society in a manner that leverages the collective wisdom of each person, family and institution.’

Walton is trained as an ontological coach as well as the Action Learning systems coaching model. He uses his coaching to promote personal mastery, racial equity and systems change, social sector excellence and transformation within marginalized communities.

Walton is continuing his education at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Public Policy and Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration.

Read more about Walton here.

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