|Dan Glickman, Carl Stern, Frank Corso, Jr. Join Friends of WFP Board of Directors|
Three prominent leaders have joined the Friends of the World Food Program Board of Directors, which is meeting in Washington today. The new members are Dan Glickman, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA); Carl Stern, Co-Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG); and Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr., a principal of Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr. and Associates, Inc., a New York-based business and finance consulting firm..
"We are absolutely thrilled to have three such distinguished and thoughtful leaders join our Board of Directors," said Karen Sendelback, President and CEO of Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP). "They bring great experience, energy, and insight to what is already a very strong Board, and we are excited about their involvement in our work to feed the world's hungry."
Voicing his enthusiasm about the three new members, Board Chairman Marshall Matz commented, "Their great talents and vision will enhance our work, their backgrounds and perspectives will strengthen our deliberations, and all of us look forward to working with them."
The three new Board members all expressed their commitment to the Friends of WFP mission. "During my tenure as Secretary of Agriculture, I became all too aware of the tremendous problem of hunger in our world," said Glickman. "I am proud to be a part of this organization and its work to help fight hunger in the world's poorest communities."
"In today's world, it is unacceptable that over 800 million people go hungry - 300 million of them children," said Stem. "It is an honor to be involved with the important work of Friends of the World Food Program to help put an end to hunger."
"Few people realize the devastating impact of hunger," added Corso, Jr. "Hunger kills more people each year than AS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. I am honored to play a role in the crucial efforts of Friends of the World Food Program to fight hunger."
About the New Members:
Dan Glickman became Chairman and CEO of the MPAA on September 1, 2004. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, DC. Mr. Glickman has a distinguished record of public service. He served as US Secretary of Agriculture March 1995-January 2001. Before that, he served for 18 years in the US House of Representatives representing Kansas' 4th Congressional District. While in Congress, he served on the House Agriculture Committee, including six years as chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over most federal farm policy issues, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which he chaired.
Carl Stern is Co-Chairman of The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG), a global management consulting firm with offices in 37 countries that advises clients on issues of direction and performance. Mr. Stern joined BCG in 1974. He began as a consultant in the San Francisco office, transferred to London in 1978, and led the firm's Chicago office from 1981 to 1991. He headed BCG's America's region from 1991 to 1997, serving on the firm's executive committee. In 1998, Mr. Stern was elected President and CEO, a position he held until 2003. He now serves, with John Clarkeson, as Co-Chairman. Prior to joining BCG, Mr. Stern served as a lieutenant in the US Navy.
Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr. is a principal of Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr., and Associates, Inc., a business and finance consulting firm headquartered in Jericho, New York. His firm has assisted hundreds of businesses on a myriad of business matters, including financing, business development, marketing, and franchising. His firm also provides business guidance to the franchise industry and represents many franchise systems. Mr. Corso, Jr. is also an adjunct instructor at State University of New York at Suffolk Community College, host of Dollars & Sense, a talk show on local cable television, a contributing writer for several business publications, and a national speaker on business financing, business development, and franchising.
Glickman, Stem, and Corso, Jr. join a distinguished Board of Directors made up of the following members:
- Marshall Matz, Chairman - Olsson, Frank and Weeda PC
- Randy Russell, Vice Chairman - Lesher & Russell, Inc.
- Barbara Belmont - School Nutrition Association
- John Block - Former US Secretary of Agriculture
- Rudy Boschwitz - Former US Senator (MN)
- Robert Dole - Former US Senator (KS)
- Jim Edgar - Former Governor of Illinois
- Nancy Glick - Hill and Knowlton
- George McGovern - Former US Senator (SO)
- Alan Stone - Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, Harvard University
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Friends of WFP is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the public commitment and political leadership necessary to alleviate world hunger. For more information, visit www.friendsofwfp.org.
The World Food Program (WFP) is the largest international food aid organization in the world and the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. Every year, WFP feeds an average of 90 million people, two-thirds of them children, in over 80 countries. For more information, visit www.wfp.org.