Tenured Executive Named As Children of the Nations U.S. National Marketing Director

    Silverdale, Wash. – March 17, 2015 – Children of the Nations (COTN) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mark W. Costa as its National Director of Marketing for the United States. 

    In this capacity, Mr. Costa will oversee all elements of internal and external marketing communications, community media relations, and strategic event planning.
    “The COTN organization has blossomed and is rapidly growing,” said COTN’s Chief Operating Officer Elisa Goodwin. “The need to provide quality support is greater today than ever before. As a result, it was essential that we source a trailblazer in the marketing genre. Mark’s unique skillset will afford Children of the Nations the opportunity to take a forward step in developing and implementing a strategic marketing and communications plan while being mindful of brand development. 
    “Leadership within COTN recognizes that a tenured, senior marketing executive will afford us the ability to capture growth and further increase our global engagement,” Goodwin continued. “As a veteran executive, Mark brings our growing organization nearly three decades of extraordinary sales, marketing, event planning, and community engagement experience.” 
    During his celebrated career, Mr. Costa has held senior management positions within the nonprofit, tourism, and hospitality sectors. He has worked for such industry giants as Dallas-based ClubCorp of America, Royal Caribbean International/Celebrity Cruises, and American Classic Voyages. Most recently he served as chief marketing officer for the Gateway organization, including Gateway Christian Schools and Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, Washington.  
    Aside from his professional achievements, Costa has received distinguished recognition for outstanding community service in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors from the United States Congress, California State Senate, California State Assembly, and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Costa presently serves as the 2015 Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce President and Director of Youth Services for the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island.
    Mr. Costa resides on Bainbridge Island along with his wife of 29 years and their high school-age son. 
    Children of the Nations® (COTN®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit cotni.org.
    Media contact:
    Brian Olson, Senior Editor
    360-698-7227 / brianolson@cotni.org