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Nancy E. Roman Joins Global Communities’ Board of Trustees

Published 04/25/2016 by Global Communities

Nancy E. Roman Joins Global Communities’ Board of Trustees
Silver Spring, Maryland – Global Communities today announced the appointment of Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, to its Board of Trustees.

“We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Roman to the Board of Global Communities,” said Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr., Chairman of the Global Communities Board of Trustees. “Her experience and extensive knowledge of both the non-profit sector and global food security will be an enormous asset to our work around the world.”

In her current role, Ms. Roman oversees the Capital Area Food Bank, which provides food and nutrition education to more than a half million people each year, working with 444 partner organizations in the community. The Capital Area Food Bank has a staff of 135, more than 26,000 annual volunteers, and provides more than 44 million pounds of food throughout Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Roman was a senior official with the United Nations World Food Programme.  Based in Rome, she supervised a global staff of more than 100 people, and was responsible for public policy, public-private partnerships, fundraising, and communications.  She directed a fundraising team that quadrupled the amount of money raised from the private sector for hunger to $150 million annually, and led the organization’s move into social media.

Before joining the World Food Programme, Ms. Roman served as Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, where she established the Council’s congressional program, designed to integrate ideas generated in the think tank environment with policy decisions. Ms. Roman has also held a variety of other positions, including President of the G7 Group, journalist, and press secretary and foreign policy adviser to a Member of Congress.

Ms. Roman holds a Master of Arts degree in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and French from Baylor University.

“Global Communities is delighted to welcome Nancy to our Board, with her impressive and diverse experience focusing on everything from international banking regulations and global food security to running a local non-profit that serves more than half a million people each year,” said David A. Weiss, President and CEO of Global Communities. “Her presence on the Board will greatly enhance our organization around the globe, as we work toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals, and can help bring important linkages between our international and domestic work. She is a most welcome addition to our team.”

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