Oklahoma City, OKLA., – J.C. Watts, Jr. and Feed the Children are announcing that Mr. Watts will no longer be serving as president and CEO. In his leadership of Feed the Children, it was evident that J.C. genuinely cares for the needs of the people in Oklahoma and around the world.
Mr. Watts plans to devote his time and talent to other interests and pursuits. During his tenure, Mr. Watts advanced the mission of Feed the Children, a mission he continues to support. Feed the Children wishes him the best in all of his future endeavors.
It is the responsibility of the Feed the Children Board of Directors to conduct a search and manage the selection of his replacement. In the meantime, our board has asked Travis Arnold, chief operations officer, to take on the additional responsibilities of interim CEO until they have identified an effective candidate who will help lead Feed the Children in the delivery of our mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.