President/CEO of One More Child
Dr. Jerry Haag is the President/CEO of One More Child. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his presidency, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking, Child Hunger, Single Moms, Family Support (prevention) and Global programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families.
Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to more than 320,000 in 2021.
Dr. Haag earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world.
Dr. Haag has served on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council since 2013, where he was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Rick Scott and Gov. Ron DeSantis. He also serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) and is a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council.
He has been invited on numerous occasions to share his expertise with national and world leaders – to include the United States Health and Human Services, the White House, the President’s Office of the Dominican Republic and the President’s Office of Guatemala.
He has also served as a member of the Child Welfare Innovation workshop group with American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C. based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.
Dr. Haag is passionate about long-term policy change to impact vulnerable children, and he had the pleasure of participating in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.
He preaches regularly in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together. Additionally, he has authored,
presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.
In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world.
Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, including serving as Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development.
From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home. He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.
Dr. Haag and his wife, Christi, live in Lakeland, Fla. They are proud parents to their adult sons Ben and Brady, and are thrilled to have Ben’s fiancé, Maddie, and Brady’s wife, Katie, as part of their family.