Gleaners Announces New CEO

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Chairman of the Board of Directors Jamie Browning announced the retirement of President & CEO, Cindy Hubert. After serving with distinction for 6 years, Cindy has informed the board that she intends to retire at the end of September. Cindy has guided Gleaners through tremendous growth, program development and implementation allowing Gleaners to have significant impact for hungry Hoosiers both in Marion County and the other 20 counties served by Gleaners. As a pillar of the hunger relief efforts within central Indiana, Cindy was the driving force behind the creation of Indy Hunger Network and the collective vision with the Department of Public Safety for the joint hunger relief program (CARE) in the high crime areas within Indianapolis. And most recently, Cindy oversaw the successful expansion of the Gleaners Community Cupboard Food Pantry that provides 5,000 families monthly with access to nutritious food and education in a state-of-the-art food pantry.

Cindy has been a tireless and enthusiastic voice of the hungry at countless tables seeking solutions to the growing problem of hunger within our community, state and region. Cindy is known for her collaborative spirit and approach and has been recognized for her leadership by receiving the IBJ Women of Influence Award and The Indiana Commission for Women Torchbearer Award.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to Cindy for her outstanding service to Gleaners and wish her and her husband Steve many 'road trips' to come!”

On May 9, 2016 at a Special Meeting, the Board of Directors for Gleaners voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of John Elliott to be the new President & CEO of Gleaners effective September 6, 2016. For 9 years John has served as the Manager of Public Affairs & Media Spokesperson for The Kroger Co.’s Central Division. Along with John’s leadership role at Kroger, he has been a visible champion for the hunger relief system and food insecurity issues within central Indiana. John has added his expertise and passion on numerous not-for-profit boards including Second Helpings and Gleaners. John and his wife Karen, an elementary school guidance counselor, are the proud parents of son George, and two daughters, Katie and Jessica. John and his family live in Noblesville and while his career has taken him around the world, his roots and heart are in Indiana.

“Gleaners is thrilled to have John’s leadership and broad experience as Gleaners new President & CEO,” said Jamie Browning.