Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank CEO Elected Chairman of the Association of Arizona Food Banks Board

Bill CarnegieBill Carnegie, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Food Bank has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB).  He will serve a one year term

The Arizona Association of Food Banks was established in 1984.  The Association is a support organization serving its six member regional food bank warehouses and a network of more than 1,250 food pantries and agencies in Arizona.  Members distribute an average of 10 million pounds of food per month to low-income Arizonans.  The association is committed to delivering food and quality services to food banks and to fostering relationships in support of the commitment to eliminate hunger.

“I look forward to working with Bill this year and knowing he will provide an outstanding level of accountability and direction for our organization,” said Ginny Hildebrand, Executive Director of the Association of Arizona Food Banks.  “ Bill Carnegie’s election as Chairman of the Board of AAFB follows in a long line of leadership given by Arizona food banks and community members who have helped to reinforce the concepts of collaboration and cooperation among food banks to eliminate hunger.”

Mr. Carnegie served as a finance officer in the United States Coast Guard for twenty years prior to beginning his career in Food Banking.  His first assignment was as Director of Operations for the Second Harvest Gleaners Food Bank in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then as President and CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.  He acted as a member of America’s Second Harvest Disaster Response Team during the Katrina and Rita hurricane relief efforts in 2005.  Mr. Carnegie joined the Community Food Bank in January 2006.

For additional information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215 or Cell at (520) 444-5412.