HBSAOC Event: LOGISTICS & VOLUNTEERS: Inspirational Story on successfully managing both
Members of the Harvard Club of Southern California are cordially invited to attend this special 'Inside the Company' event, organized by the Harvard Business School Association of Orange County.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
Cost: $30- Member Pre-Registered Online with promo code, $40- Nonmember Pre-Registered Online, $50- At the Door (Subject to Availability)
Register: Click here to register through the HBSAOC website.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Registration and Facility Tours
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Company Presentation
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Q & A and Networking
Join us on March 29th as we explore the fascinating world of Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County’s largest hunger relief organization. Learn the incredible amount of effort it takes to provide food for more than 335,000 people in Orange County who can’t find enough food to feed themselves and their families at some point each month.
This incredible organization must get its distribution logistics right or families will go hungry. Second Harvest must distribute food they collect from various sources to school and church pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other charities—a network of over 180 community partners—whose mission is to feed people in need. They must ensure safe handling of the food and ensure it arrives at its destination before it spoils—and they must do it all with only 75 full-time employees and an army of volunteers. They had over 24,000 volunteers in the last year alone!
Second Harvest’s management will give us an inside look at their organization, the difficulties and challenges they face, how they overcome them, and what lies ahead.
Don’t miss this very special presentation that is not only about a special company, but is a live case study on how to manage logistics and volunteers.
Food and drink will be provided at this event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Nicole Suydam, CEO
As the CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Nicole Suydam is a non-profit executive with 20 years of management and leadership experience working with local and national organizations dedicated to helping people in need. Nicole received her B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Vanguard University of Southern California and is a current member of their Board of Trustees and President of their Alumni Association. HBSAOC awarded Nicole with a scholarship in 2015 to participate in the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School.
Jerry Creekpaum, COO
Jerry Creekpaum joined Second Harvest when the food bank was distributing eight million pounds of food with a staff of 20 and a forklift that worked some of the time. In his 21 years as Operations Manager and currently Chief Operations Officer, he has been instrumental in helping the food bank to grow, modernize, and streamline operations. Today, Second Harvest distributes more than 22 million pounds of food with a staff of 75 and a team of outstanding volunteers.
Jerry was honored by Feeding America with an award for being the 2014 Western Region Operations Manager of the year.
Jason Hatcher, Food Sourcing Manager
Jason Hatcher has been at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for nearly three years and serves as the Food Sourcing Manager overseeing the Food Sourcing department. Jason brings several years of experience and logistics knowledge from the retail industry. Jason recently completed the 2016 Fresh Produce and Floral Council Apprenticeship program, gaining exposure to various elements of the produce supply chain. Jason researches, solicits, and develops strategic partnerships with food industry donors to source usable product and divert food waste.
Christine Montivideo, Volunteerism Manager
Christine Montevideo has served as Second Harvest’s Volunteerism Manager since August 2013, and her professional career has centered around volunteer management for over 10 years. She is passionate about meeting Second Harvest’s needs through volunteerism, and providing meaningful opportunities to thousands of volunteers.
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