Marlowe Foster Appointed as SVP Development & Business Strategy at Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

(August 2020) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlowe Foster as SVP of Development & Business Strategy at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 40 years. The Food Bank fulfills its mission to nourish people, build solutions, and empower community by serving a network of more than 900 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for families through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills, and Wilmington. The Food Bank is the sixth largest in the nation, in fiscal year 2019-2020 it distributed over 90 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies to over 750,000 people who struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life.

Marlowe Foster brings over twenty-five years of senior level experience in the areas of government affairs, community affairs, development, and foundation management to the Food Bank. He has represented global companies such as BASF Corporation and Pfizer and has served as a nonprofit Chief Executive Officer in North Carolina, where he represented a major sector of the healthcare industry.

“We’re thrilled to have Marlowe’s expertise to support the work of the Food Bank in building solutions to end hunger,” said Peter Werbicki, President & CEO of the Food Bank. “At a time when we are seeing staggering need and developing new ways to support the community, Marlowe’s passion and innovation will be incredibly beneficial to our work.”

In his role as Senior Vice President of Development & Business Strategy, Marlowe serves as a key member of the Food Bank’s executive team and will lead vision and strategy for all aspects of development and Information Technology, including: public relations and marketing, volunteer engagement, Information Technology, strategic planning, managing a portfolio of technology, and data analytics. Marlowe will support communication and collaboration between all Food Bank branches and external partners.

He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration, concentrating in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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