Amy Thompson with Mattel, Inc. and Mark Garrett with Smithfield Foods to begin actively serving with global nonprofit
Oklahoma City, – Feed the Children has announced the addition of two business-savvy executives to its board of directors. Amy Thompson and Mark Garrett will join the global nonprofit’s board, lending valuable experience and insight in the areas of for-profit organizational development, safety, food manufacturing and logistics.
Thompson is the Chief People Officer at Mattel, Inc. She previously served as the Chief People Officer at TOMS Shoes, LLC, and as the Vice President of Partner Resources at Starbucks Coffee Company. She is an executive leader with proven experience across a broad spectrum of Human Resources functions. She is a highly effective coach who influences positive change.
Garrett currently serves as the Chief People Officer of Smithfield Foods. He previously served as the Chief Business Officer for the School District of Kansas City and as a Plant Manager at Hallmark Cards, Inc. He is a creative and results-driven executive with more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, human resources, safety and logistics.
“Both Amy and Mark have a strong business acumen. They are outstanding additions to our board,” said Travis Arnold, president and chief executive officer, Feed the Children. “As we continue our work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, it will take the leadership and vision of forward-thinking individuals like Mark and Amy to help make it possible.”
Feed the Children works at home in Oklahoma, across the U.S. and around the world to defeat childhood hunger.
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.