Mike is the President & CEO of River Bend Food Bank in the Quad Cities, serving 23 counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He has been in food banking since 2008, as the COO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Vice President of Operations of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank prior to assuming his current role in 2015.
Mike is also Chair of the National Council of Feeding America, on which he has served since 2019, Vice-Chair of the Midwest Region Food Bank Association, and serves on the boards of the Iowa Food Bank Association and Feeding Illinois and on Feeding America’s Connect Council. He previously served on the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, where he chaired the Emergency Food Systems Work Group, and on the boards of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive and Food Rescue Partnership.
Mike’s background is engineering and business, with degrees in computer and electrical engineering and an MBA from Purdue University. He worked 15 years in manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, wire, and cable, and food industries then served as a church administrator prior to becoming a food banker.