Dale Hanson Bourke

Consultant, PDI

A graduate of Wheaton College (Ill.), Dale Hanson Bourke earned an MBA from the University of Maryland. She served as publisher of Religion News Service and vice president of International Marketing Group. As president of Publishing Directions, she helped create, edit and publish more than a dozen national and international publications and provided marketing strategy to a number of international organizations. She also served as Senior Vice President/Marketing of World Relief.

The author of seven books and dozens of magazine articles, Bourke wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column for five years and continues to write guest columns for Religion News Service, primarily on international humanitarian issues. She also contributes to Sojourners magazine and other publications. She has served on the boards of World Vision US and International, International Justice Mission, Sojourners, and currently serves on the boards of Opportunity International and MAP International. She regularly speaks on poverty, AIDS, and issues in the developing world.