FOOD Share, Inc. has announced that the board of directors has appointed Monica White, current interim CEO and former board member as President and CEO.
Following four months as interim CEO, White was selected during an executive search process to lead Ventura County’s regional food bank serving 74,500 people every month and distributing 11,000,000 pounds of food annually.
“Starting day one, Monica White has proven to be an extraordinary leader bringing immediate stability to FOOD Share,” said Joe Schroeder, Board Chair and President of Ventura County Credit Union. “As interim CEO, Monica’s ability to tackle FOOD Share’s challenges head on with immediate revenue results solidified our decision.”
Since her initial hire in June 2017, the FOOD Share board of directors has remained consistent in outlining the goals of the organization. “We needed a budget that realigned our expenses to match our revenue projections,” explained Schroeder. “Monica delivered exactly what we needed without sacrificing any of our core services.”
White comes to FOOD Share after twelve years at the Ventura County Star as a member of the executive team and most recently as the Director of Marketing and Consumer Sales. Her career also includes positions with the Walt Disney Company, ABC Television, and Wham-O! White earned her degree from the University of Southern California, School of Business, Entrepreneur program.
“It’s an honor to be asked to lead FOOD Share,” says White. “I now understand more than ever the important role FOOD Share serves in our community. Without the support of our donors, volunteers and pantry partners, we couldn’t serve 74,500 hungry people every month. I am excited about continuing the work started by FOOD Share’s founders nearly 40 years ago.”
“Monica is the right leader for FOOD Share at this time,” said Schroeder. “Her deep understanding of the mission and strong commitment to the organization has helped make this a seamless transition.”