Feeding America CEO to discuss leadership and making a difference on the April 13 episode of the 21st Century Business Forum

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

Last updated on March 29th, 2022 at 02:47 pm

How can leaders truly make a difference? Former Walmart executive Claire Babineaux-Fontenot—now CEO of the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second largest U.S. charity—will share her insights during the April episode of the 21st Century Business Forum.

The free program will be webcast on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

Babineaux-Fontenot oversees the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second largest U.S. charity. Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meals programs. Together, the network provides more than 4 billion meals to more than 46 million people across the United States and supports programs that improve food security for the families they serve.

Prior to joining Feeding America, she spent 13 years as a part of Walmart’s leadership team with her most recent role being executive vice president and global treasurer. In this role, she had global responsibility for tax, treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations, global risk management, casualty and self-insurance leading teams across 28 countries and over 1,000 associates worldwide.

A Louisiana native, Babineaux-Fontenot has been entrusted with the leadership of teams for nearly three decades. Before Walmart, she was partner-in-charge of the Baton Rouge office and tax practice leader for Adams and Reese LLP, one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms.” Earlier in her career, she was dispute resolution practice group leader for the southwest region at PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) and an assistant secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs for the State of Louisiana.

The 21st Century Business Forum debuted in 2021, featuring a lineup of successful top executives, experts, and global thought leaders to share ideas and insights as business executives, entrepreneurs, owners and managers navigate the new year ahead. It airs on the second Wednesday of each month, interviewing guests in a Q&A format.

The 21st Century Business Forum is presented by BizTimes Media and is sponsored by Johnson Financial Group.

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