Eddie Byrd oversees fundraising, marketing and media relations. He has worked for domestic and international NGOs for the past two decades following a career as a reporter, editor and publisher in business journalism. He joined Lutheran World Relief in 2017.
Eddie previously worked at Pact, where he was the Director of Integrated Communications, leading the international NGO’s branding, multimedia outreach and institutional-donor engagement. He has also served at Habitat for Humanity International in several roles, including as Director of Communications & Advocacy for Europe/Central Asia, based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Earlier, he was the executive director of a regional food bank.
Eddie’s field experience includes work in more than 30 countries. An accomplished photographer and videographer, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southwestern State University and an MBA at the University of Phoenix. He is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).