International hunger relief organization Feed the Children is excited to introduce Bregeita “Bre” Jefferson as its new Chief International Operations, Finance and Compliance Officer (CIOFCO). She began her role Aug. 24 and will be based out of the nonprofit’s Washington, DC office.
“Bre is an outstanding addition to our executive team,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “I couldn’t be more pleased. As we’ve gotten to know her throughout this process, we’ve quickly identified her collaborative nature, and we believe the depth and breadth of experience she will bring to her role within this organization will only serve to further our important work around the world.”
As a member of the executive leadership team, Jefferson will provide strategic leadership and direction in the areas of international operations, international financial management, international programmatic oversight and review, international grant compliance (U.S. government and other institutional donors), and the overall monitoring and evaluation of Feed the Children’s international offices.
Jefferson brings more than 20 years of experience and dedication to serving and helping marginalized communities across the globe. She has been recognized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), State Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Department for International Development (DFID) as an innovative international compliance, finance and operations leader providing clear strategic leadership and direction to the organizations that they fund. Most recently, she’s served as a vice president at Pact where her primary role was to direct and lead operations along the entire project lifecycle of the organization - creating robust, yet nimble operating models that supported growth, compliance and efficiency.
“I’m thrilled to begin my role at Feed the Children and to really dive into the programs we offer across the globe,” said Bre Jefferson, CIOFCO. “As a result of the pandemic, work in the antihunger and humanitarian space is of even greater importance. There is so much we can do
to help. I can’t wait to lead my team forward as we work to identify meaningful strategies that are sure to assist food insecure children and families.”
Jefferson received her Bachelor of Science from Antioch University Seattle. She also attended the Executive Leadership/Executive Management Program and the Business Intelligence/Decision-Making Program at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. Jefferson was the first non-scientific staff person to be awarded the Fred Hutchinson prestigious Wycoff award.