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MAP International Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Future Retirement of President & CEO Steve Stirling Announced

Brunswick, GA, March 25, 2024 – MAP International, a global health nonprofit organization that has been bringing medicine to the world since 1954, recently announced the transition plan and retirement for their esteemed President and CEO, Steve Stirling.

Stirling’s transition to retirement is concurrent with the celebration of the organization’s 70th anniversary, a milestone in their journey towards continued global health impact. Stirling has served MAP International with honor since 2014, working alongside dedicated colleagues, partners, and supporters to advance the organization’s mission of improving global health outcomes for all people.

The timing of Stirling’s retirement was pre-planned at the beginning of his tenure at MAP International. The organization’s leadership team has been carefully preparing for this transition, and together with Board Chair Susan J. Roeder, Stirling will continue to guide the organization during this process, ensuring a seamless transition and maintaining the stability and integrity of ongoing operations.

“As the Board Chair of MAP International, I am deeply confident in the collective efforts of our CEO Search Team on this pivotal journey to find the ideal candidate by mid-summer to lead MAP into its next chapter. We have meticulously reviewed an impressive pool of candidates, each possessing remarkable qualifications. Yet, beyond these credentials, we are seeking a leader with aspirational energy—a fervent commitment to our mission and a servant-leader mindset. With faith as our guide and collaboration as our compass, we are poised to find the individual who will not only meet but exceed our expectations, empowering our team to fulfill MAP’s mission with unwavering dedication and enthusiasm,” said Susan J. Roeder.

Under Stirling’s leadership, MAP has laid the groundwork for the continued success of its mission. During his tenure, Stirling implemented strategic initiatives, forged strong partnerships, and expanded the organization’s reach to bring medicine and health supplies to millions of people in nearly 100 countries across the globe. Last year alone, MAP International received $1 billion in gifts-in-kind and christened an additional 43,500 square-foot distribution center to support their continued expansion.

MAP International is grateful to Stirling for his tireless dedication and commitment in leading the organization over the last decade. Because of his leadership, MAP International is entering its 70th year well positioned for even further growth and impact.

“I am extremely thankful to God for my journey at MAP and the future of this amazing organization,” said Stirling. “I am excited for the transformative growth that will continue for MAP. Here’s to 70 more years!”

MAP International is a leading global non-profit humanitarian organization whose goal is to provide medicine for all people. With a strong legacy of humanitarian service spanning 70 years, MAP International continues to evolve and innovate in its mission to make the world a better place for everyone across the globe. Visit for more.