Thomas Reynolds has been named by Northwest Harvest’s Board of Directors as the agency’s new CEO.

Reynolds, who grew up in Tacoma, has over 20 years of global nonprofit leadership experience. He has spent the last 15 of those years at international relief agency CARE, most recently as vice president of programs, partnerships & learning.

“For almost my entire career, I have worked on issues that low-income and marginalized people face,” said Reynolds. “I am driven by the belief that justice and dignity are for all people.”

Since its formation in 1967, Northwest Harvest has provided over 500 million meals in Washington through its statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. The agency also engages in advocacy programs and actively promotes investment in the public structures that aid in the fight to eliminate hunger.

 “Thomas is just a perfect fit for us,” stated Northwest Harvest Board Chair, Irene Ward, on the hiring of Reynolds. “We are very excited to have him build upon the partnerships and coalitions we have put together – to not just feed those who are hungry but to aggressively address the systemic causes of poverty and social disparities.”

Reynolds’ tenure will officially begin on Monday.