Vicki B. Escarra

Vicki Escarra

Vicki Escarra

Vicki B. Escarra is President and CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, which provides food to Americans in need through a network of more than 200 food banks. Since her appointment in 2006, she has led the organization through the most significant period of advancement in its three-decade history to build Feeding America into a $1.2 billion organization.

Under Escarra’s leadership, the organization has experienced a sweeping transformation, expanding the number of people served from 25 million to 37 million and the pounds of food and grocery products distributed from 2 billion to more than 3 billion annually. She has overseen the development of the national brand to become Feeding America, a 144 percent growth in fundraising, and the establishment of the network’s first collaborative fundraising effort, the Campaign for a Hunger-Free America, which in two years achieved 45 percent of its 5-year, $500 million goal.

Because of Escarra’s efforts, Feeding America has garnered unprecedented attention from the media, celebrities, and members of Congress to become what Advertising Age referred to as “the go-to cause for marketers.”  She was also named to The NonProfit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 for 2010 and 2011.

Prior to joining Feeding America, Escarra lead a lengthy and distinguished career with Delta Airlines, during which she ascended through several leadership positions, each with an increasing amount of responsibility, ultimately becoming the airline’s Chief Marketing Officer, charged with generating all of the company’s revenue.

Escarra also served the city of Atlanta as Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and in partnership with Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Brand Atlanta Campaign. She currently serves on the Sesame Workshop Advisory Board on Food Insecurity, as well as the boards of HealthNet, the Congressional Hunger Center, The Chicago Network, and the Committee of 200, and the Roosevelt University Board of Regents.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and completed the Columbia University Executive Management Program and the Harvard University Executive Leadership Program.

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