Martinez to Lead The UPS Foundation

Feb 7, 2012 11:45 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - February 7, 2012 - Eduardo Martinez, a 35-year UPS veteran and currently the program director for The UPS Foundation, has been named president of UPS's philanthropic arm.

Martinez, 52, will succeed Ken Sternad, who is retiring after a 35-year career with UPS that saw him direct the company's global Public Relations function as well as The UPS Foundation.

"For the past three years, Ed Martinez has played a critical role in working with Ken Sternad to hone The UPS Foundation's priorities and critical initiatives," said Allen Hill, UPS's senior vice president for human resources and chairman of The UPS Foundation.  "His elevation to the post of president means our Foundation can proceed with its critical support of such things as urgent humanitarian relief and environmental sustainability without missing a beat."

Martinez, a native of Havana, Cuba, who emigrated with his family to the United States in 1960, joined UPS in 1976 as a package handler in UPS's South Florida operation. He advanced into management two years later and then moved through a series of operational jobs while earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Miami.

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