Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation
The UPS Foundation leads the Corporate Citizenship initiatives for UPS. As President, Ed Martinez is responsible for the operations and management of its global philanthropic, employee engagement and corporate relations programs.
Mr. Martinez joined UPS in 1976 as a package handler in UPS’s South Florida operation where he subsequently entered the management ranks within operations and the Industrial Engineering functions. Martinez later held senior management positions in the areas of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Risk Management, and Acquisitions. In these capacities, he also served UPS’s subsidiaries and International Region.
Martinez served as corporate counsel in the UPS Legal Department until 2007, where his practice included commercial transactions, intellectual property and information technology matters, as well as civil litigation.
Prior to assuming the position as President, he served as Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for The UPS Foundation.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Martinez serves as Vice-Chairperson and represents UPS on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Disaster Management and serves as Chairperson of its’ Logistics Emergency Team. He currently serves as a board member with the Foundation for Independent Higher Education’s UPS National Venture Fund. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for The National Council of La Raza organization as well as corporate liaison to the Points of Light Institutes’ Service Council. He also serves as the Chair of the Corporate Development Council for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a member of the board for The Metro Atlanta YMCA and sits on the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Global Corporate Volunteer Council.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez emigrated to the United States with his family in 1960. He has lived in Atlanta since 1992, with his wife and three children.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Miami, Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the Nova Southeastern University Law School. A member of the American Bar Association, Martinez is also a member of the Florida Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association.