Food Bank appoints interim president/CEO

  • South East Texas Food Bank
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Jimmy Sparks

The Southeast Texas Food Bank has temporarily elevated Director of Development Jimmy Sparks to the role of interim president/CEO, as the nonprofit continues to search for a permanent replacement for outgoing leader Dan Maher, who is leaving for another position closer to home in Virginia.

“His knowledge of the organization and experience within it allows us to have short-term continuity in our operations as we consider the possible candidates best suited to providing the long-term leadership capability and strategic vision we know will be instrumental for the Food Bank to provide even stronger community impact in the future,” said Jeff Oliverio, Southeast Texas Food Bank Board Chair.

The Southeast Texas Food Bank works with 90 partner non-profit agencies and more than 50 school partners to address food insecurity and related issues in eight counties of Southeast Texas. During 2020, the Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 8.9 million meals to Southeast Texans and operated a handful of complementary support programs for children, seniors, and underserved populations against the backdrop of responding to COVID-19 and natural disaster impacts across the region.