Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Announces New President & CEO

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank board of directors announced today the appointment of James A. Floros as president and CEO of the 36-year-old hunger-relief nonprofit.

Floros has 28 years of experience in the San Diego nonprofit community and joins the Food Bank from the Burn Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing fire and burn injuries and deaths, where he served as executive director and CEO from 1992 to 2012. Before that, Floros served as director of community relations at the world headquarters of Project Concern International, a development agency that provides clean drinking water and immunizations in the poorest regions of the world.

During his tenure at the Burn Institute, Floros significantly expanded the nonprofit from an annual operating budget of $320,000 and 4 employees to 12 employees, a volunteer base of 1,500, an affiliate program, two offices and an operating budget of nearly $1.5 million.

When devastating wildfires hit San Diego County in 2007, Floros organized emergency assistance for burn survivors and ramped up efforts to keep the public informed about evacuation procedures. In 2008, Floros was awarded the National Burn Prevention Award from the American Burn Association and the Maltese Award from the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association. Under Floros' leadership, the Institute became the leading burn foundation in the nation and is held as a national model.
Commenting on Floros' appointment Food Bank board chairman Bruce Hollingsworth said, "The Food Bank's board of directors is excited about Jim's appointment as president and CEO. Jim brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to this position having served at the helm of a leading San Diego nonprofit for 20 years.
"The Food Bank continues to serve record numbers of individuals and families in need throughout San Diego County, and the board is confident that Jim is the right person to take on this critically important role. He has demonstrated outstanding leadership and possesses the vision to take the Food Bank into its next phase of growth."
Floros said, "It is an honor to be selected to serve as president and CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The organization is vital to the welfare of San Diego County, serving individuals and families in need and the community's most vulnerable members' “ including seniors and children living in poverty who face the daily threat of hunger.
"I look forward to taking on this role at such a significant time when the Food Bank is feeding record numbers and is looking to the community for the resources it needs to continue its vitally important mission. I feel that I am not only joining a nonprofit, I will be joining a family of staff members who are truly dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community."
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jim is a Packers fan "for life" and an avid golfer. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two children.
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About the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Established in 1977, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Through a combination of government programs and partnerships with over 350 San Diego County nonprofit charities, the Food Bank acts as a central repository and distribution point for government and donated food. The Food Bank distributed 17.9 million pounds of food in the Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012 to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout the county. Visit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank at: www.sandiegofoodbank.org