The board of directors is committed to the oversight of Feed the Children's important work to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Each distinguished member of the voluntary board brings with them a unique set of experiences and expertise which are invaluable to the health and growth our organization.
Mike joined the board in 2013. Most recently, he served as president of Tax-Smart Innovation for Blucora. Previously, he served as the Executive VP of Strategy & Brand at GameStop, a principal with Strategic Frameworking Inc., the CMO at Dean Foods, as well as the VP of Marketing at Frito-Lay. In addition, he serves on the boards of Arcbest Corporation and Valyant AI.
Joining the board in mid-2019, Hooper is president and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Jordan Advertising. She is the immediate past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber where she served on the executive committee as vice chair of economic development, as well as convention and tourism development. She has served in a voluntary capacity on a long list of city and statewide boards.
A board member since 2017, Crouse retired after 40 years in the accounting profession. He was the co-founder of CapinCrouse LLP, a leading national accounting firm serving the not-for-profit community. He now serves part time as chief financial officer of Sagamore Institute and is a member of the TrueFace Board in Phoenix.
Puchley is the founder and CEO of TRice Executive Coaching and has more than four decades of experience successfully leading, coaching and mentoring teams and professionals. Joining the board in 2023, she is a retired PwC partner, certified public accountant and serves as the Audit Committee Chair. As an industry senior leader, she helps professionals reach their full potential, generate new ideas and expand their thinking.
Bernstein is the EVP and President, North America for ACCO Brands. She joined the board in mid-2019. Previously, she was the President at Crystal Farms Dairy Company, CMO of Post Consumer Brands, CMO at Heritage Home Group and Senior VP of Marketing for Cessna Aircraft Company. She also served in the military for five years as an officer in the United States Army.
Joining the board in 2022, Rodriguez has extensive financial and strategy experience in the oil and gas industry and the government sector. Currently, she is the founder and co-CEO of LYT Consulting Group. She previously served as a Client Account Executive for the world’s largest consulting firm, Accenture. Amanda was also Oklahoma’s first Chief Financial Officer, overseeing a myriad of aspects of statewide finance and billions of dollars in funding, and in various leadership capacities at Chesapeake Energy for more than 13 years.
After serving on the finance committee for five years, John Cardoza joined the board in late 2019. He is a VP and Trust Investment Officer at BancFirst where he has spent most of his professional career. He previously worked as portfolio manager with Regions Investment Management in Tyler, Texas.
Clendening joined the board in late 2020. He currently serves on the board of Silicon Valley Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB). Additionally, he is engaged as a consultant focused on financial services, wealth management and digital innovation. He recently served as president and CEO of Blucora, Inc. Previously, he worked at Charles Schwab Corporation as EVP, Co-Leader of its Retail Business Unit, EVP of Shared Strategic Services, and CEO of Charles Schwab Bank.
Joining the board in 2017, he is president and chief executive officer of Texas-based NEAT Transportation Group. Prior to founding NEAT Transportation Group, Hagenbuch served as president of Transport Industries.
Thomas is president of Half Price Books, the nation’s largest family-owned bookstore chain with 125 stores in 19 states. She’s held various roles at the company during her 34-year tenure. Thomas rejoined the board in 2023, having previously served from 2013 to 2022. She previously served on numerous committees as well as Treasurer in 2016-2017 and Secretary from 2017 to 2022. She’s also a board member for the Global Retail and Marketing Association and a founding member and board chair of Literacy U.S.A.
Blayne Arthur is the state of Oklahoma’s Secretary of Agriculture. She acts as Governor Kevin Stitt’s chief advisor on policy development and implementation related to agriculture, food and forestry, and holds the titles of Oklahoma Commissioner of Agriculture and the President of the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture. She previously served as executive director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation and is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
Recently retired after serving 45 years in facilities management and administrative services. Included among his previous career experience is his time as the Director of Administration for Continental Resources. Today, he provides accounting services to nonprofit organizations including churches and homeowner associations. Yeilding served previous terms on the board, and he has continued to serve on the Investment and Finance Committees.
The executive leadership team is actively engaged in Feed the Children's work to deepen our impact, leverage our partnerships, grow our voice, explore new ideas, and strengthen organizational capabilities.
President and Chief Executive Officer
President of FEED International
Chief Information Officer
Chief Growth and Strategy Officer
Chief U.S. Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Corporate Procurement & Business Continuity Officer