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November 9, 2023

Chosen Announces Wade Martin as VP of Strategic Partnerships and Content

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Chosen Announces Wade Martin as VP of Strategic Partnerships and Content

Industry Leader to Cultivate Partnerships and Execute Marketing Strategies to Bolster Nonprofit’s Rapid Growth

San Antonio, TX, November 9, 2023 – Chosen, a leading nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families heal from trauma through meaningful connections, is proud to announce the appointment of Wade Martin as their Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Content. In this pivotal role, Martin will forge partnerships and execute marketing strategies to drive Chosen’s rapid expansion.

With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Martin brings a wealth of experience in strengthening relationships and implementing effective sales strategies to Chosen. His prior role at THINQ Media as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Development included him spearheading the initiation, development and growth of all strategic partnerships, transforming donor relations and driving innovative marketing strategies.

Martin played a pivotal role as Samaritan’s Purse Director of Strategic Promotions and Partnerships—advancing critical organizational initiatives for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a global gifting program aimed at providing toys, school supplies and personal care items to children in need. His achievements included an impressive 258% growth in OCC’s national strategic partnerships.

“We are thrilled to welcome Wade Martin as our Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Content,” Jenni Lord, CEO of Chosen said. “His expertise will undoubtedly strengthen our relationships, enhance brand visibility, and fuel Chosen’s ambitious mission of bringing trauma-responsive healing to families.”

In his new role as VP of Strategic Partnerships and Content, Martin is poised to significantly contribute to Chosen’s moonshot vision to bring trauma-responsive healing through healthy, relational connections to children, youth, and families nationwide. His key responsibilities involve cultivating strategic partnerships with organizations, businesses, and influencers to bolster Chosen’s brand presence and revenue growth. Martin will also orchestrate comprehensive marketing strategies by creating, producing, and distributing high-quality content across various platforms.

“I am honored to join the remarkable team at Chosen and contribute to their powerful mission. I look forward to building strong partnerships to amplify Chosen’s impact nationwide,” Martin said. “Together, we will harness the power of high-quality content to share our message and provide much-needed support to those who need it most.”

About Chosen:

Chosen works to help children heal from trauma by strengthening their families. Our practitioners and licensed care managers work with families impacted by the child welfare system – including adoptive, foster, kinship (relative) families and biological parents reunified with their children. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or visit to learn more.

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