Interview With New Feed The Children CEO, Kevin Hagan
By Sarah Ford on February 4, 2014
Feed the Children, ranked as No. 15 among the 50 largest U.S. charities by Forbes magazine, took a hit in 2009 during its legal battle against founder Larry Jones, accused in a counter-lawsuit of taking bribes, hoarding hard-core pornography in his office, favoring employed family members, and other misdeeds.
Jones was stripped in November 2009 of his 30-year position as president of Feed the Children after admitting to planting hidden microphones in executives' offices. The ousted charity founder sued Feed the Children, claiming that he was wrongfully fired and his character defamed, among other allegations. Jones and Feed the Children eventually settled, with the charity paying its founder and former CEO at least $800,000.
Now Feed the Children is banking on new president and CEO, Kevin Hagan, to plot its course in attaining the lofty position of becoming "the world's most respected nonprofit brand with the greatest impact of any nonprofit in the world."
"I want people to know that when they come to us that they're contributing to the long-term self-sufficiency of people in need around the world," said Kevin Hagan, hired in April 2012 by Feed the Children as its new president and CEO.
In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Hagan shared his vision for Feed the Children's future, misconceptions about poverty in the United States, and how his personal faith plays a role in the work he believes he is "called" to do.