George W. Mamo
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer
George Mamo has more than 40 years’ experience in the non-profit field. He joined The Fellowship in 1999 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining The Fellowship, George was Senior Assistant to the President of the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, where he also headed the human resources function in 40 countries. While with Winrock, he was seconded to the World Bank for a project with the Forestry Department in Uttar Pradesh, India. As Vice President of Administration for Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children, George was the organization’s principal spokesman following the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. He worked with a coalition of charities and foundations to coordinate relief efforts for bombing victims. During his 12-year tenure, Feed The Children grew from $12 million to over $100 million in donor support.
George was Executive Director of Atlanta-based Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity and its related TEP Foundation before joining the Central Atlanta Churches Coalition: first as director of the City’s only day shelter for the homeless and then as Executive Director. Central Atlanta Churches was a coalition of five black and five white churches that served the homeless, unemployed, and under-employed of Midtown. While there, George was cited for management excellence by the Atlanta Community Foundation.
George serves on the Boards of Fellowship affiliates in Brazil, Canada, and South Korea. In addition, he sits on Bank Leumi’s Business Advisory Council and the Advisory Council for the Rutgers University Leadership Institute. He was previously a member of the community advisory board of Advocate Bethany Hospital in Chicago, the Midwest board member of Magen David Adom (Israel’s “Red Cross”), and the business advisory committee of Petit Jean College in Arkansas. He was ordained as a deacon by First Baptist Church of Atlanta, and licensed to the ministry by Putnam City Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. In 2000, Rutgers University named him one of the “Fifty Finest” graduates from the Camden Campus; in 2004, he was inducted into Rutgers’ “Hall of Distinguished Alumni.”
George and his wife, Kay, have been married since 1981. They make their home in the Chicagoland area and have one son and twin granddaughters.