Chief Operations Officer
Kris Meyer has almost three decades of operations, planning, and assessment experience across a wide sector of government and non-governmental work. A retired US Navy Commander, he has served in locations around the world conducting everything from direct patient care as a Hospital Corpsman, to planning for major contingencies in the Western Pacific as a Naval Planner, to maintaining continuous airborne alert as a Naval Flight Officer in preparation for strategic crises in the United States. As the Public-Private Cooperation Division Chief at US Southern Command from 2015-2018 he supported World Hope International’s disaster relief water production deployment to the Turks and Caicos immediately following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and facilitated World Hope International’s medical volunteer support to the US Navy’s USNS Comfort hospital ship missions in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018. He has directed operations for one of the largest US Navy aviation squadrons and most recently served as a principal assistant for operations aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier during an around-the-world deployment.
A strong proponent of partnership across all levels to maximize collective efforts in areas of common concern, Kris has a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master’s in Human Resources from Towson University, and a BA from the University of North Florida. He is Project Management Professional certified and has completed additional training programs with USAID, OFDA, Naval Postgraduate School, and Defense Acquisitions University.