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The Salvation Army Northwest Division selects Marc Garcia as the new Divisional Finance Director

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The Salvation Army Northwest Division, one of the Army’s four U.S. geographic service areas, is committed to doing the most good for the most people in the most need. The Salvation Army Northwest Division, a division of the nation’s largest faith-based charity providing a broad range of social services, has hired Marc Garcia as its next Divisional Finance Director (DFD). The DFD role is the highest position staff role in the financial area and reports to Major Terry Masango, Divisional Secretary for Business.

Marc Garcia is a career finance professional who has served in financial leadership roles in the tech, marketing, and nonprofit healthcare sectors in the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, Garcia served dually as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Triumph Treatment Services (residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program) in Yakima, Washington. Marc’s key accomplishments over this past year were securing significant grant and COVID relief funds, as well as renegotiating more equitable contracts to better serve those most in need. Marc has often held dual financial and operational roles and enjoys the variety of work and strategic challenges involved in such positions.

“I’m most excited about how well the Northwest Division is positioned to meet the deep need across the region but specifically in King County. My sense is that public support for public solutions to homelessness and poverty in our corner of the country has waned. The Salvation Army has tremendous credibility across the state, region and country as an organization with integrity and effectiveness. Tapping into that wellspring of support at its high tide will be critical in widening the reach and deepening the impact the Salvation Army can make.”Marc Garcia

Marc holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University with an International Finance focus. As part of Pepperdine’s international dual-degree program, he also earned a Master of Arts in Global Management in France. As an undergraduate, Marc earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.

“At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to doing the most good. We were seeking a cooperative, servant leader who takes initiative, can be flexible in assisting others, and empowers employees to bring out the best of their abilities to help The Salvation Army further our mission. With Marc, we found our servant leader and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him on our shared missions in the Northwest.” Major Terry Masango, Divisional Secretary for Business

The KEES-Salvation Army partnership dates back over 30 years, when KEES was still a part of The Alford Group. For more than 20 years, members of the KEES team have partnered with numerous territories, divisions, commands, and service extension units to help strengthen leadership structures. Specifically in the Northwest Division over the last nine years, KEES has help place individuals in both leadership and staff positions.

“Marc leads as a servant leader and believes in intentionally building and mentoring his team to be their highest potential. The strategic financial and operational leadership Marc has provided to organizations parallels the needs with the Northwest Division. Marc has a true passion for providing financial leadership in nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and the entire KEES team looks forward to his continued growth to further the missions of The Salvation Army,” says Heather Eddy, Founder and President/CEO of KEES.

KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams with diverse leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit and public sector organizations to provide an array of search, leadership, interim staffing, and human resources support. For more information, please visit

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar the Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide, and as a branch of the Christian Church, the ultimate goal of all programs is the spiritual regeneration of all people. The Northwest Division is led by Lieutenant Colonel Cindy Foley. For more information, please visit


Jamie Sheffler