Joe Lumpkin joined Project HOPE in December of 2020 as Senior Director, Strategic Business Development responsible for building the organization’s global health portfolio by developing multi-year planning activities and maintaining a robust pipeline of new business opportunities with the US Government, major foundations and other partners and stakeholders. Joe’s experience includes more than 25 years of combined, comprehensive work-related and academic experience in longer-term development and humanitarian relief projects, with 16 of those years focused primarily on new business development for large contracting firms, including MSI, DAI, and Creative Associates, as well as not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, such as CARE, where he served 10 years focused on USG-funded business development. His long-term field experience includes postings with the International Rescue Committee in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Croatia and Kosovo. He has designed and led projects and/or resource development activities funded by USAID, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), the World Bank, European Union (EU), and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).
Joe holds a Masters of Science degree in Development Management from American University and has B.A.s in both International Politics and Russian Studies from Penn State, and he proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia.