Passion for Hunger Relief and Innovation Drive New Board Members
Each year, when we develop our annual community report, we reach out to current members of our board to hear about why they choose to donate their time and talents to help us achieve our mission of ending hunger.
Responses vary, as do the backgrounds of each of the members of our board, but one thing remains consistent – their passion for hunger relief and innovation.
This passion is also present in each new member joining our board. We are excited to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors. These four new members join 17 current members, forming a robust group with deep public and private sector experience in food, health, logistics, technology and philanthropy that represents the area's impressive business community.
Here’s what a few of our new members had to say about joining Second Harvest Heartland.
“Growing up in Brazil I had the opportunity of meeting many people who were working hard, trying to succeed, but struggled to feed the family. They just needed a little help to get back on track and strive, and many times the simple opportunity to have food available made a significant impact in people’s lives. There was another experience in my live that was impactful to me: I owned and run a Hydroponics farm, and served many supermarkets in a 50-mile range. I learned a lot about the losses in the food supply chain, and started finding ways to reduce the loss and help families in need of food. This was a remarkable experience. I am now working in a company that makes a significant impact enabling safe food globally – this is a topic I am very passionate about. When I was exposed to Second Harvest Heartland’s mission and accomplishments, and how my experiences and skills matched so well with what Second Harvest Heartland does, I could not help myself from willing to join the organization to help it to get even better. This is why I have chosen Second Harvest Heartland as the place for me to be, to continue to impact the community in a positive way,” Eric Stockl, Vice President, Global Food & Beverage and North America Blend and Equipment Supply Chain, Ecolab
“I chose Second Harvest Heartland because of the tremendous impact the organization has on our community. There is tremendous need and hunger is a challenging problem to solve. With the scale of its operations and the dedication of its people, Second Harvest Heartland is truly able to change lives for the better,” Ken Davidson, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
“I chose to serve at Second Harvest Heartland, because no one can be their best on an empty stomach," Cam Hoang, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Please join us in welcoming the new members to Second Harvest Heartland’s Board of Directors and learn a little more about each of them below:
Ken Davidson, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Davidson has more than 10 years of consulting and industry experience in retail and consumer goods, with deep experience in merchandising, private label, procurement, marketing and sales, and post-merger integration. He has co-led several engagements supporting Second Harvest Heartland on topics such as the meal gap/missing meals, and innovative ways to partner with the health care sector. Prior to joining BCG, Davidson worked at Best Buy Co., Inc., where he was a marketing group leader, setting overall consumer strategy, brand positioning, and media and communication direction. He was also previously a brand manager at General Mills, Inc. Davidson earned a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Manitoba, a Juris Degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Prior to business school, he practiced law at Bennett Jones, LLP, in Calgary, Canada.
David Fiocco, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Fiocco has deep experience – in both public and private sectors across the developed and developing world – focusing on the value chain in food security and sustainable growth strategies in North and South America, East and Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. He employs that experience as an associate partner in McKinsey’s Global Agriculture and Sustainability and Resources Productivity Practices. A recent success was connecting a multinational food distributor directly with farmers around the world—beginning with a Mexico pilot—to reduce waste, improve sustainable sourcing, and lower input and production costs. Prior to joining McKinsey, David was a research consultant with Yale University and the World Bank and worked with the Ministry of Agriculture in Uganda. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Uganda and earned a bachelors degree in anthropology and public policy, focused on agricultural development economics, from Duke University.
Cam Hoang, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Hoang assists clients with corporate matters including governance and SEC compliance, equity plans and executive compensation, securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. She is also co-editor of the company’s corporate governance and compliance blog. Prior to her return to Dorsey, she was senior counsel and assistant secretary at General Mills, Inc., where she helped the company achieve its corporate governance and SEC compliance objectives, worked on securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions transactions, risk management, foundation governance, and general corporate and commercial matters. Prior to joining General Mills in 2005, Hoang was an associate for five years at the Dorsey Corporate Group in Minneapolis.
Eric Stockl, Vice President, Global Food & Beverage and North America Blend and Equipment Supply Chain, Ecolab
In his role, Stockl is responsible for all end-to-end operations as well as providing supply chain solutions for the key businesses’ short and long-term growth needs. Previously, Stockl worked for Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) for nearly 20 years. Most recently, he served as director of Global Family Care Engineering, where he was responsible for delivering innovative process, engineering and manufacturing solutions for the company and its customers around the globe. In previous roles, he led supply chain strategy, planning, engineering and other operations for other key P&G divisions and held several international assignments. Stockl has a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from The University of Sao Paulo.