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.
Kathy Doyle Thomas joined the board in April 2013. She is president at Half Price Books and has spent the last 24 years managing expansion and the company’s website divisions. She’s also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.
A board member since 2001, Rick is the retired owner of England Ford in Hinton, OK. He is active in and a past president of the Hinton Kiwanis Club, and he is also active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Great Plains Soccer Association.
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.
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.
Retired after a distinguished 41-year career as a Certified Public Accountant. Most recently, he served as the CEO and managing partner of CapinCrouse LLP, a leading national accounting firm serving the not-for-profit community, until retiring in 2015. Haller previously served as a member of the Audit Committee prior to his board appointment in 2020.
Ramani is Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Helen of Troy whose brands include Braun, OXO and PUR. He joined the board in mid-2019. Previously, he served as CIO at Flowers Bakeries (producers of popular brands including Nature’s Own, Wonder and Tastycake), Aryzta (an international, multi-regional food company based in Switzerland) and Constellation Brands.
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
Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Chief International Operations, Finance and Compliance Officer
Chief Information Officer
Chief U.S. Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Corporate and External Relations Officer