In order to expand the reach of the Malouf Foundation, Malouf has added Marlon Bateman to its team as director of government relations. Bateman’s work will also contribute to furthering the goal of the organization to end child exploitation and sex trafficking.
Malouf’s Chief Legal Officer Jeff Steed said, “We want to be a pioneer in eradicating human trafficking, and Marlon is the key to that success. He’s going to help align our efforts in the private and public sectors, which will lead to significant, nationwide results.”
Bateman brings a strong network and government background to Malouf. He recently moved to Utah from Washington D.C., where he served as chief of staff to the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State. Bateman’s role at Malouf will involve facilitating government relations, coordinating grants, and building awareness for the Malouf Foundation.
The Malouf Foundation focuses on educating for prevention, healing for survivors, and enabling justice. The foundation fundraises to build these initiatives and to support other organization’s work to rescue trafficked children. Bateman said, “During a recent visit to D.C., we spoke with many of our elected leaders who were shocked by the scope of trafficking in the United States.” He continued, “It’s essential to help our government officials understand the facts and support the work we’re developing.”
Bateman said of joining the team at Malouf, “The company culture has swept me away, and I’m absolutely sold on what we’re building here. Sam and Kacie are some of the most genuine people I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I look forward to coming to work every day and promoting Malouf products and serving the needs of the Foundation.”
No stranger to service, Bateman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps infantry out of high school and served tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he completed a bachelor’s degree in History. Previously, Bateman oversaw media relations and public affairs for the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has also held high level positions in communications at Oracle.
About Malouf: A leader in the furniture and bedding industry, Malouf™ offers a wide range of innovative products including mattresses, adjustable bed bases, furniture, pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, bed frames and mattress toppers. Malouf™ products are available in over 15,000 retail partner locations in the U.S. and its growing international team now serves over 25 countries. Known for its commitment to quality, pricing and service, Malouf™ continues to expand its vertical integration and technology capabilities to better serve its customers with more than 335 global patents and trademarks. Malouf™, a Certified B Corporation®, was founded in 2003 by Sam and Kacie Malouf and is headquartered in Logan, Utah.
About Malouf Foundation : Founded in 2016 and based out of Logan, Utah, the Malouf Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing comfort to community members by helping them fulfill basic needs during difficult times. The Foundation works closely with local charities to provide comfort and care for abuse victims as well as support children and families in need. The Foundation’s banner cause is to fight child sexual exploitation and trafficking. Through its charity network and parent company, Malouf™, the Foundation gives 100 percent of its resources to the people it serves.