After a nationwide search, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has named Derrick Chubbs as its new President and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Chubbs succeeds Dave Krepcho, who will retire at the end of 2021 after leading the nonprofit since 2004.
For the past five years, Chubbs has been President and CEO of Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) in Austin, the largest hunger-relief agency in Central Texas, providing more than 64 million pounds of food and grocery items to over 300,000 residents across 21 counties. In addition to guiding the food bank during a time of unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he has helped to lay a strong financial and strategic foundation for the future success of the CTFB.
“Derrick is an accomplished business leader who is driven by a passion to help others, making him the ideal leader for Second Harvest,” said Jeff Lutes, Board Chairman. “With thousands of families working to regain stable financial footing amid the pandemic, our work to feed hope has never been more important than it is right now. Derrick will further Dave’s legacy while positioning Second Harvest for the future.”
Watch a virtual town hall-style introduction with Derrick below.
During Krepcho’s 17 years of leadership, the food bank expanded distribution capabilities, reduced food waste, introduced its Culinary Training Program, and launched several social enterprise initiatives to provide a sustainable revenue stream, including a catering division and signature food product line.
“Second Harvest has established itself as a national leader advocating for those experiencing food insecurity,” added Chubbs. “It is my honor and privilege to join this team as we continue with our relentless pursuit towards eliminating hunger in Central Florida.”
Prior to joining the Food Bank Network, Chubbs was with the American Red Cross where he held both regional and national executive roles. He began his professional career in the for-profit technology sector, holding senior leadership positions with companies such as IBM, Pervasive Software, and Dell before following his passion for community service. Derrick is a graduate of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and is nearing completion of his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas.
Chubbs, his wife, Loly, and dog, Einstein, are looking forward to making Central Florida their new home.
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