Ken Hackett

2012

Ken Hackett

After joining the staff of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in 1972, Hackett worked in posts in Africa and Asia as well as in the CRS headquarters in Baltimore before becoming its president in 1993. During his 18-year tenure, the annual operating budget of CRS Group grew from $300 million to $800 million, and the agency became one of the world’s most effective, efficient and respected humanitarian organizations. It now has a global staff of 5,000 people working in more than 100 countries.