On January 27, 2004, Michael G. Manning became Executive Director of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, The Nation’s Food Bank Network. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank procures and distributes food to over 125 member agencies in an eleven-parish area while working toward its vision to eliminate hunger. His current title is President and CEO of the Food Bank.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Mike was the Vice President of Finance for Louisiana Generating LLC, the successor of Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., since April of 2000. He had held similar responsible positions with Cajun Electric since February of 1992, serving as Vice President and Treasurer and Vice President of Planning, Rates and Risk Management. Mike also has had experience in the marine and financial industries, beginning his work career with nearly seven years as a banker at Louisiana National Bank and its successors.
Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“NVOAD”) and as Treasurer. He currently serves as President of the Louisiana Food Bank Association, Chairman of the Central Region of Feeding America, a member of the Feeding America Board of Directors, a member of the National Council of Feeding America, a member of the Feeding America Disaster Advisory Group, a member of the Finance Advisory Council of Louisiana State University Department of Finance in the College of Business, Past President and current Board member and Treasurer of the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“LAVOAD”), Chairperson of the Louisiana Capital Area Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“LCAVOAD”), a member of the Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Programs for East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana Parishes, and a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee. He has served on the National Disaster Response Task Force for Feeding America, the Board and as President of the Baton Rouge Kids Baseball Clinic, and was active coaching middle school boys and girls basketball teams.
He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Finance.