World Food Program USA Appoints Cargill and Kastner Executives to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — World Food Program United States (WFP) United States) called today Pilar CruzCorporate Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cargill, and Brandon Rochon, Kastner’s Chief Executive Officer and Fluent Group’s Chief Creative Officer, to his distinguished Board of Directors. World Food Program United States has grown dynamically in recent years to meet the pressing needs of the United Nations World Food Programme. As part of that growth, it has strategically sought to expand its Board of Directors. Cruz and Rochon are industry leaders in their respective fields of agribusiness and advertising and are well positioned to support the World Food Program United States in this time of unprecedented need.

“We need exceptional thinkers to rise to an exceptional challenge. Pilar and Brandon are innovative leaders who can help us in our mission to make the fight against global hunger a priority for private sector partners, policy makers and the American public,” said Randy RussellWorld Food Program United States chairman of the board. “More than 800 million people worldwide are currently facing severe food insecurity, a demand far greater than we can currently meet. It is essential that we bring the right partners to the table to generate critical funding and create collaborative solutions.”

Cruz is responsible for leading Cargill’s efforts to drive transformational change in delivering sustainable supply chains for customers around the world, while leveraging agriculture to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Cruz also oversees Cargill’s global communications and corporate responsibility functions, including fostering partnerships to accelerate progress on climate, food security, human rights, justice and inclusion, and farmer livelihoods. Cargill has been a partner of the World Food Program for many years United Statesgenerous support for school meal programs, farmer training and emergency relief.

“World Food Program” United States has worked tirelessly to alleviate global hunger. I am honored to serve as a member of the Board of Directors with this incredible organization and further their mission,” said Cruz. “For more than 20 years, Cargill and the World Food Program have United States have led to efforts to tackle food insecurity and improve the livelihoods of farmers around the world. Together, we will continue to work on sustainable solutions that end hunger and malnutrition, so that every family in need has access to safe, nutritious and affordable food.”

Rochon brings advertising from a global perspective and builds some of the most well-known international brands. While working in Europehis customers were Heineken, McDonalds, PlayStation, Nissan, Louis Vuitton and Perrier, eventually becoming Global Creative Director of Coke Zero for Ogilvy Paris† Upon his return to the US, he was named SVP, Global Creative Director of Samsung Electronics for Leo Burnett Chicago. He has since taken over as CEO at Los Angelesbased Kastner. He is also a co-founder and CCO of SNKR INC. and founder and CCO of Fluent Group – an innovation studio for building enterprises. Rochon’s brand-building expertise will help us increase the visibility of the UN World Food Program’s mission and brand within the United States

“How do you even begin to express their excitement? To become a board member of such a fresh, yet trusted organization. I hope to bring a different swag and style to this phenomenal mission and give a new generation of energy to get involved in a mission that touches us all,” said Rochon.

With such diverse professional experiences and compelling personal commitments to fight global hunger, the World Food Programme United States is proud to officially welcome them both.

About the United Nations World Food Programme/World Food Programme United States

The United Nations World Food Program is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize winner and the largest humanitarian organization in the world. It saves lives in emergencies and uses food aid to pave the way to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disaster and the effects of the climate. Modify.

World Food Program United States, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Program by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end make hungry. Our leadership and support help strengthen an lasting American legacy of feeding families in need around the world. Learn more about the US World Food Program mission



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