Feed the Children has announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors – Roxanne Bernstein, Rhonda Hooper and Harish Ramani. Each of the new members brings with them expertise representing various industries of which they plan to apply in their new roles.
Roxanne Bernstein is Chief Marketing Officer at Post Consumer Brands. Before joining Post, she worked as Chief Marketing Officer at Heritage Home Group, a global furniture manufacturer and retailer, as well as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cessna Aircraft Company. In addition, she worked in various roles of increasing responsibility within Kraft Foods and Kellogg’s. Prior to her career in marketing and general management, Bernstein served in the military for five years as an officer in the United States Army. She has an MBA from Colorado State University and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point.
“I am delighted to join the board of directors for Feed the Children,” stated Roxanne Bernstein. “This is such a noble organization with an amazing history of giving to those that are in need in the U.S. and around the world. I look forward to assisting the team to continue to carry out this important work.”
Rhonda 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. Having worked on several national, as well as local brands, she brings forth tremendous marketing, advertising and public relations experience. Throughout her career she has served in a voluntary capacity on a long list of city and statewide boards. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and was inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame in 2017.
“Growing up in Oklahoma, I’ve been aware of the important work Feed the Children does, both at home and worldwide. I’ve had a special place in my heart for them for many years, and I am excited to bring my expertise to the table to help support their noble vision,” said Rhonda Hooper.
Harish Ramani is Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) whose brands include Braun, OXO and PUR. Previously, he served as CIO at Flowers Bakeries, producers of popular brands including Nature’s Own, Wonder and Tastycake. His career also includes serving as CIO at Aryzta, an international, multi-regional food company based in Switzerland and as CIO at Constellation Brands.
“I am looking forward to joining the Feed the Children community to continue to support children in need and help end childhood hunger,” shared Ramani.
Feed the Children’s board has been steadily growing and expanding over the past few years. With each new board member, the organization has taken the opportunity to be strategic in its selection as it strives to gain an even deeper bench of business expertise.
“Each of these individuals is a tremendous addition to our Board of Directors,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “I’m confident that their business acumen, as well as their personal desire to truly help kids, will further advance our mission as we work together to tackle the important issue of child hunger.”