Hartwig Zakin is the National Alumni Manager at America Needs You.
Prior to joining America Needs You, Hartwig was the Executive Director at the Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking, where he managed a ten-member multinational business alliance charged with mobilizing the resources and thought leadership of the business community to end human trafficking. Previously, Hartwig held management positions with two social enterprises (Cleanslate Chicago and 180 Properties) under the auspices of the Cara Program, one of Chicago’s leading workforce development agencies. He also served as Board President at Refugee One, a Chicago based refugee resettlement agency.
Hartwig discovered his passion for education in his role as Assistant Director of External Outreach in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He counseled graduate students on internship and career development strategies and strengthened the visibility of the program with employer partners.
A native of Germany, Hartwig holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California. Hartwig is passionate about history, international travel, soccer, and long distance races.