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

“We need extraordinary thinkers to meet 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, politicians and the American public,” he said. Randy RussellWorld Food Program USA Chairman of the Board. “More than 800 million people around the world are now facing acute food insecurity, and this is a far greater demand than we can currently meet. It is critical that we bring the right partners to the table to secure the necessary funding and come up with joint solutions.”

Cruz is responsible for leading Cargill’s efforts to drive transformational change in sustainable supply chains for customers around the world, and for leveraging agriculture to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Cruz also oversees Cargill’s global communications and corporate responsibility functions, which include advancing partnerships to accelerate progress on climate, food security, human rights, equity and inclusion, and farmer livelihoods. Cargill is a longtime partner of the World Food Programme. USAgenerously supporting school feeding programs, farmer education and emergency relief efforts.

“World Food Program USA working tirelessly to alleviate global hunger. I am honored to partner with this incredible organization as a board member and help further advance their mission,” said Cruz. “For over 20 years, Cargill and the World Food Program USA led efforts to address food insecurity and improve the lives of farmers around the world. Together we will continue to work towards sustainable solutions that end hunger and malnutrition so that every family in need has access to safe, nutritious and affordable food.”

Rochon brings a global perspective to advertising by building some of the most recognized international brands. While working in Europehis clients included Heineken, McDonalds, PlayStation, Nissan, Louis Vuitton and Perrier, eventually becoming Coke Zero’s global creative director for Ogilvy Paris. Upon his return to the US, he was named Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director of Samsung Electronics of Leo Burnett Chicago. He has since led the company as CEO. Los AngelesKastner. He is also the co-founder and CCO of SNKR INC. and the founder and CCO of Fluent Group, an innovative venture building studio. Rochon’s experience in brand building will help us raise awareness of the mission and brand of the UN World Food Program among United States.

“How can you express your excitement? Become a member of the board of such a new but familiar organization. I hope to bring a new style and style to this phenomenal mission and inspire a new generation to be part of a mission that affects us all,” said Rochon.

With such diverse professional backgrounds and a strong personal commitment to the fight against global hunger, the World Food Program USA proudly officially welcomes them both.

About the United Nations World Food Program/World Food Program USA

The United Nations World Food Program is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize winner and the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food aid to pave the way for peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, natural disasters and climate impacts . change.

World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington DC, is proud to support the mission of the United Nations World Food Program by mobilizing American politicians, businesses and individuals to advance the global hunger movement. Our leadership and support helps build a strong American legacy of providing for families in need around the world. Learn more about the mission of the US World Food Program.

SOURCE World Food Program USA

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