The UPS Foundation leads the Global Citizenship programs and initiatives for UPS. As President, Ed Martinez is responsible for the operations and management of its global philanthropic, employee engagement and corporate relations programs.
Mr. Martinez joined UPS in 1976 as a package handler in UPS’s South Florida operation where he subsequently entered the management ranks within operations and the Industrial Engineering functions. Martinez later held senior management positions in the areas of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Risk Management, and Acquisitions. In these capacities, he also served UPS’s subsidiaries and International Region.
Martinez served as corporate counsel in the UPS Legal Department until 2007, where his practice included commercial transactions, intellectual property and information technology matters, as well as civil litigation.
Prior to assuming the position as President, he served as Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for The UPS Foundation. In addition to his role as President of The UPS Foundation, Martinez also serves a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for UPS.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Martinez served as former Chairperson and currently represents UPS on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Response and serves on its Logistics Emergency Team Steering Council. He currently serves as UPS Executive Liaison to the Council of Independent Colleges. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for The National Council of La Raza organization as well as corporate liaison to the Points of Light Institutes’ Service Council. He also serves as the Chair of the Corporate Development Council for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a member of the advisory board for The Metro Atlanta YMCA. Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and is Chairperson of its Global Corporate Volunteer Council. Most recently, Martinez was confirmed by the National Academy of Sciences to Co-Chair their national program “Resilient America.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez immigrated to the United States with his family in 1960. He has lived in Atlanta since 1992, with his wife and three children.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Miami, Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the Nova Southeastern University Law School. A member of the American Bar Association, Martinez is also a member of the Florida Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association.