Community Food Bank’s Bill Carnegie Named Feeding America’s Executive Director of the Year


Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona President/CEO has been named Feeding America’s Executive of the Year for 2012.  Mr. Carnegie received the award at the Feeding America 2012 National Summit on April 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Executive Director of the Year Award honors the most outstanding Executive Director/CEO in the Feeding America network for going above and beyond their everyday responsibilities in the fight against hunger. Award recipients contribute an extraordinary effort to the network’s viability and momentum, and demonstrate excellence in leadership at both local and national levels as the network works together to provide hope to millions of hungry Americans.

Bill Carnegie has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, since January 2006.  He has over 20 years’ experience in food banking, previously working in South Bend, Indiana and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Mr. Carnegie served in the United States Coast Guard as a Finance Officer, retiring in 1990 after a twenty-year career.  He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

“The board of directors is very pleased and proud of Bill for being named Executive Director of the Year,” said Fran McNeely, Board Chair. “This reflects not only on Bill and his extraordinary leadership, but also on all the staff at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona—it really does take a team.  The Southern Arizona Community can rest assured our community food bank is in very capable hands.”

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity; the network’s 200 members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.

For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287 or cell at (520) 444-5412.