FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY— The Board of Directors of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County today announced that they have selected Kevin Drabinski to be their new Chief Executive Officer.
In making the announcement, Board Chair Jeff Mercer said, “During a competitive search, Kevin emerged as the candidate we felt was uniquely well qualified to set the direction for the operational and financial success of the Food Bank. We were impressed with his experience, education, and leadership skills and are confident he will help advance the mission of the Food Bank while working with its many agency and community partners to alleviate hunger in the County.”
Drabinski most recently served as the senior field representative for the California State Assembly district office serving San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. He has previously held increasingly responsible positions in administration and communications, and is a 30-year resident of San Luis Obispo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from UC Berkeley, a master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University New Orleans.
Drabinski joins the Food Bank Coalition’s executive team along with Chief Operations Officer Wendy Lewis. Board Chair Mercer said, “Wendy Lewis has provided singular contributions, taking on complex additional responsibilities during the time when our previous CEO, Carl Hansen, began transitioning out of that role. She is also to be commended for leading our talented staff and community partners to ensure uninterrupted food distribution during the recent move to our new centralized warehouse in San Luis Obispo.”