The Alliance to End Hunger Appoints Eric Mitchell as Executive Director

November 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (November 2, 2020) – The Alliance to End Hunger Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Eric Mitchell as its new Executive Director.

“The Alliance Board met with many candidates as part of an extensive national search, but at the end of the day the choice was clear,” stated Dave Miner, Chair of the Board of Directors. “With over 20 years of non-profit, corporate, and government experience, Eric possesses all the skills we were looking for to lead the Alliance into the future.  Eric has a deep understanding of advocacy and a proven record of building effective partnerships.  Eric is also well-respected within the anti-hunger community and on Capitol Hill.”

Mitchell will follow Rebecca Middleton, who left the Alliance in July to serve as Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer for World Food Program USA.   As Executive Director, Mitchell will lead the Alliance’s strategic direction, including expanding and mobilizing its network. He will also increase the Alliance’s advocacy capacity on Capitol Hill and in local communities.   “I could not be more honored to serve as the next Executive Director of the Alliance.” said Mitchell.  “The Alliance to End Hunger is uniquely positioned to bring the collective voice of corporations, non-profits, universities, and other groups to advance our mission of building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.  I look forward to continuing the success of the Alliance and maximizing our impact.”

Mitchell joins the Alliance after serving as Director of Government Relations at Adtalem Global Education, where he advanced medical education, nursing, and healthcare workforce policies in the U.S. and Caribbean.  Prior to his tenure at Adtalem, he served as Government Relations Director at Bread for the World, where he led the organization’s legislative agenda to protect food security and nutrition programs in the U.S. and around the world.

A Tampa native, Mitchell began his career on Capitol Hill, working for Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA).  A graduate of Howard University, Mitchell is a recipient of numerous awards, including The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans and recognized as a “Top Lobbyist” 5 years in a row by The Hill newspaper.