New President for Freestore Foodbank

Kurt Reiber (Source: Freestore Foodbank)
Kurt Reiber (Source: Freestore Foodbank)

The Freestore Foodbank announced a new President to the staff this week.

Beginning July 25, 2011, Kurt Reiber will serve as President of the organization, working with CEO John Young.

Reiber has served on the board of directors of the Freestore Foodbank for 14 years, most recently as Chairman of the Board from 2006-2010.  During his time as chairman, Kurt helped lead the Freestore Foodbank through a successful capital campaign to restore all three facilities (Anderson Family Administrative Building, Customer Connection Center, Mayerson Distribution Center), and to improve capacity to distribute food to those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Over the past two years, the Freestore Foodbank has doubled the amount of food distributed through 20 counties in the Tri-State; from 9 million pounds in fiscal year 2009, to 18 million pounds in fiscal year 2011. Reiber took a leave of absence from the Freestore Foodbank board of directors in January in order to apply for the position of President.

"Kurt possesses unique leadership abilities and a passion for our mission that have made him a great leader for our organization," said John Young, CEO of the Freestore Foodbank. "These talents also made him the most qualified, out of an excellent candidate pool, to lead the Freestore Foodbank and our community into the future. I am confident in his ability to continue to help build the Freestore Foodbank, and to develop the capacity to serve an increasing need for assistance in the Tri-State."

"I am honored to have received this offer, and approval from the board," said Reiber in a staff meeting on Tuesday. "I am excited to begin working with the excellent Freestore Foodbank staff to serve our neighbors in need in new and even better ways!"

Previously, Reiber worked as a Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Capital Group of Key Bank, where he was employed for 28 years.

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