James R. Lanning is a senior global acquisitions and logistics professional with over 20 years experience in the international development and relief sector. He is currently Executive Director of Global Benefits Group Foundation (GBG). Prior to his work with the GBG Foundation, Jim served as Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at International Relief and Development (IRD) and Director of Acquisitions and Logistics at Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). He is widely recognized as a leader in the development of disaster preparedness evaluation and coordination protocols. Jim holds 2 Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Columbia Union College.