Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida selects new president and CEO

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Derrick Chubbs will succeed Dave Krepcho, who will retire after leading the non-profit since 2004.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
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The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has selected a new president and CEO. 

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Derrick Chubbs will succeed  Dave Krepcho, who will retire after leading the nonprofit since 2004.

“Derrick is an accomplished business leader who is driven by a passion to help others, making him the ideal leader for Second Harvest,” said Jeff Lutes, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Board Chairman. “With thousands of families working to regain stable financial footing amid the pandemic, our work to feed hope has never been more important than it is right now. Derrick will further Dave’s legacy while positioning Second Harvest for the future.”

Chubbs will join the Central Florida team after five years of service as the president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin. The CTFB is the largest hunger relief agency in Central Texas, providing more than 64 million pounds of food and grocery items to over 300,000 residents across 21 counties. 

Prior to joining the Food Bank Network, Chubbs was with the American Red Cross where he held both regional and national executive roles. He began his professional career in the for-profit technology sector, holding senior leadership positions with companies such as IBM, Pervasive Software and Dell, before following his passion for community service.

During Krepcho’s 17 years of leadership, the food bank expanded distribution capabilities, reduced food waste, introduced its Culinary Training Program and launched several social enterprise initiatives to provide a sustainable revenue stream, including a catering division and signature food product line, according to Second Harvest.

“Second Harvest has established itself as a national leader advocating for those experiencing food insecurity,” Chubbs said. “It is my honor and privilege to join this team as we continue with our relentless pursuit towards eliminating hunger in Central Florida.”

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Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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