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Traditions Lunch – Brian Greene, President & CEO Houston Food Bank

March 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Traditions Lunch – Brian Greene, President & CEO Houston Food Bank

Sponsored by Brent Vannoy ’88, Partner, Hughes Watters Askanase

Date: 2nd Monday, March 9th, 2020

Time: 11:30 Networking, Lunch from Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Grotto, 4715 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Cost: $25 covers both lunch and dessert

Parking: valet or complimentary


Brian Greene, President & CEO Houston Food Bank

Brian Greene is President and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, the largest Feeding America food bank in
the nation. Over the last year, the Food Bank distributed 104 million nutritious meals through its
network of 1,500 community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, social service providers,
and schools in southeast Texas.

Since taking the top post at the Houston Food Bank in 2005, Greene has led the organization to
unprecedented growth. In August 2011, the Food Bank moved into its current home, a 308,000 square-
foot warehouse and office facility, purchased and renovated following completion of a $55.6 million
capital campaign.

In fall 2008, the End Hunger Network, a Houston-area food rescue organization, merged with Houston
Food Bank. Through Greene’s leadership, HFB programs have expanded to feed more children and tap
into additional sources for food donations. In early 2016, a second capital campaign was approved for
$2.6 million to build a new home for the Keegan Kitchen inside the Houston Food Bank headquarters.

In April 2019, Greene received the John van Hengel Fellowship award at Feeding America’s 2019
Hunger’s Hope Awards. The award recognizes an executive of a member food bank for his or her
excellence in leadership, local impact and national influence, and entrepreneurial spirit in the area of
hunger relief.

Before moving to Houston, Greene was the executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of
Greater New Orleans and Acadiana for 12 years. In the five years prior, he held the same position at the
Second Harvest Food Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In addition to a successful and respected career, Greene has served on numerous Feeding America
Network committees, the National Council and on Feeding America’s Board. Outside of his food bank
role, he has been active in the Global Food Bank Network and is an adjunct professor and serves as an
Advisory Board Member for University of Houston Downtown’s College of Humanities and Social

Greene received a BA in Economics from Humboldt State University and an MA in Economics from the
University of Tennessee.