DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Freedom from Hunger Board of Directors announced that President and CEO Steve Hollingworth will depart the organization on February 3, 2016. Hollingworth has been the Chief Executive Officer of Freedom from Hunger since 2011. He has focused the organization on the intersection of poverty, financial services, hunger and health.
The Board has appointed a task force to oversee the transition including the process for the identification and selection of a new CEO and President. The task force consists of Board Chair Marianne Udow-Phillips, Vice-Chair Richard Auger, Treasurer, William Robinson, former Chair, J. Grover Thomas, and Chair of the board development committee, William Hamm.
Udow-Phillips said, "Steve has provided tremendous leadership to Freedom from Hunger over the past four years. He is an innovative, committed leader who has unquestionably advanced the work of the organization as it has helped improve the lives of millions of very poor women and their families."
Recalling his tenure at the helm of the innovative nonprofit, Hollingworth said, "It was a great pleasure to work with such an extraordinarily talented group of people, and I am absolutely certain that Freedom from Hunger's long-standing commitment to alleviating chronic hunger will carry the organization forward to continued success."
Hollingworth will be joining the Grameen Foundation as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. "On behalf of the Freedom from Hunger Board, we thank Steve for his tireless efforts and know that he will continue to bring leadership to the sector and help the poorest women of the world in his new role at Grameen," Udow-Phillips said.
About Freedom from Hunger
Freedom from Hunger, headquartered in Davis, California, has served the world's poor for 69 years. Working with over 180 non-governmental and microfinance organizations in 23 countries, Freedom from Hunger impacts the lives of over 5 million people by bringing innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. The organization equips families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity.
Piper Gianola, Freedom from Hunger
Senior Director, Development & Communications
Phone: +1 530 758-6200 ext 1018
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