Central Texas Food Bank Announces Departure of President and CEO Derrick Chubbs

  • Chubbs leaving as of December 31st to helm the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
  • Food Bank Board to conduct search for Chubbs’ replacement
  • Chief People Officer, Catrina Salinas, to serve as interim President and CEO during search

Austin, TX, December 3, 2021 –The Central Texas Food Bank’s President and CEO, Derrick Chubbs, will leave the organization at the end of the month to become President and CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. Catrina Salinas, Chief People Officer, will lead the organization on an interim basis as the Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

“The Food Bank Board and staff wish Derrick the very best and thank him for his contributions to the fight against hunger,” said Stephen Portner, Board Chair of the Central Texas Food Bank. “He has helped us lay a strong financial and strategic foundation for future success into place. Today, our Food Bank is supporting more neighbors than ever before, and Derrick’s leadership has helped make that possible. While he leaves us, we are pleased that his expertise will continue to benefit the Feeding America network.”

Chubbs assumed leadership of the region’s largest non-profit hunger relief agency in November of 2016 and has been at the helm during a number of extremely challenging events such as hurricane relief, the pandemic and winter storm Uri. At the same time, Chubbs was key in devising a new 5-year strategic plan for the Food Bank. Under his leadership, the Central Texas Food Bank has fed more people, welcomed more new donors, and established more food pantries in the region than at any other time in its history.

The Food Bank’s Board has announced no specific timeline for finding Chubbs’ replacement, but are committed to making the best possible selection to lead the organization into its 40th anniversary year and beyond.

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The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 65,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.