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FEED THE CHILDREN NAMES KEVIN HAGAN NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
Charitable Organization Continues Commitment to Feeding Hungry Children Worldwide
Oklahoma City (April 4, 2012) — Feed The Children, an Oklahoma City-based charitable organization, today announces its board of directors has appointed Kevin Hagan (view bio), as president and CEO. Hagan will lead Feed The Children's national and international lifesaving programs delivering food and other essentials to people in need.
Following a year-long national search, Hagan, a nonprofit senior executive, was selected based on his legacy of strong leadership in both private and government sectors. He brings to the position previous experience in food service distribution — a unique qualifier to help Feed The Children's mission of feeding hungry children worldwide.
"We have anxiously anticipated this day and are extremely pleased to be announcing Kevin as the new president and CEO. His leadership experience along with his passion for nonprofits set him apart as the best and most natural candidate for the job," said Rick England, Feed The Children board chairman. "We are confident in his abilities to lead the organization and the entire board is eager to work collaboratively with him toward our vision to see no child or family go to bed hungry."
Historically, Hagan has led an array of operational and cultural transformations and has a proven track record of best practices for good stewardship and fiscal responsibility. He previously served as chief operating officer for Good360, an Alexandria, Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of nonprofits with corporate product donations.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to join Feed The Children and help further its mission of providing food and other essentials to people across America and around the world," said Hagan. "I look forward to expanding the 30-year legacy of impacting change around the world and believe that Feed The Children has a bright future as it continues to impact countless lives."
Highlights of Feed The Children's work in 2011 include the delivery of food and other supplies to 115,000 U.S. families in need of assistance through its Americans Feeding Americans Caravan. More than 200 truckloads of disaster relief services were also distributed to thousands of displaced families and communities after disastrous tornadoes struck America's heartland and extreme flooding engulfed the southeastern United States. Feed The Children also distributed another 150,000 backpacks to homeless students in U.S. public schools, bringing the total served to more than a half million through its ongoing education programs.
Internationally, Feed The Children fed 350,000 school-aged children daily in 10 foreign countries. In addition, to fight the threat of parasites — a major obstacle to conquering global hunger — Feed The Children provided de-worming medication to treat 16 million children in 15 countries.
Prior to his service at Good360, Hagan served in two capacities at U.S. Foodservice, Inc., as the director of corporate ethics and training, preceded by his role as the head of corporate communications. His experience also includes nearly a decade of experience as an innovative national level manager at the United States Postal Service.
Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Its mission is providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. In FY 2011, Feed The Children distributed more than 104 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.