Sam Azar | Director of National Impact

Sam joined Compass as the Director of National Impact in November 2016. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Compass National FSS Network and Compass's broader national strategy. Prior to Compass, Sam was the Director of Strategy at United Way Worldwide where he helped steward the Network-Wide Strategy for 1,800 United Ways in over 41 countries and led the development of the United Way Worldwide Innovation Lab. He also served as the Manager of Data and Strategy for the US United Way Network. Sam also worked for five years in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations Practice, where he advised a variety of clients, including multiple projects with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sam began his career at the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) where he provided direct support services to low-income families and individuals. He was also founding member of MBHP’s Boston Homelessness Prevention Clearinghouse, which coordinated emergency assistance and support services with approximately 35 partner agencies. 

Sam received an A.B. in Public Policy and Philosophy from Brown University and an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.  He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

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