As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Katie Fitzgerald leads the implementation of
Feeding America’s strategy, working hand in hand with member food banks and other key partners to
advance an America where no one is hungry. In her role, Katie oversees and facilitates synergy among
Feeding America’s Equity and Program, Supply Chain, Network Engagement, Research, and Strategic
Katie and her team work to develop and implement changes in Feeding America’s operating model in
support of our strategy and outcomes, together with the food banks as well as new partners who
complement our core capabilities. Another important part of her role is building and enhancing
relationships with network leaders and other key partners to clearly define shared goals and co‐create
strategies and plans for achieving those goals in support of our vision and mission.
Katie has spent her career in the nonprofit sector, working to improve outcomes for vulnerable children,
youth and families. Prior to joining Feeding America, Katie served as chief executive officer of the
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Before that role, she was president and CEO of Make‐a‐Wish
Oklahoma. She also served as executive director at the Center for Children and Families in Norman,
Oklahoma, where she led the largest expansion in operating and capital revenue in the agency’s history.
Earlier in her career, Katie worked as director for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of
Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center and led the Oklahoma Afterschool Network at the Oklahoma Institute for
Before moving to Oklahoma, Katie served as program director with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
focusing on comprehensive, community‐based initiatives.. She also held several leadership positions
with United Way of Greater Battle Creek in Michigan. She began her career as an AmeriCorps volunteer
and has served as a board member with several nonprofits.
Katie earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in social work
from the University of Michigan. She and her husband have three children.