West Texas Food Bank

Libby Campbell Named Executive Director

Libby Campbell Named Executive Director October 1, 2012

The West Texas Food Bank is thrilled to announce Campbell has taken on the role of Executive Director. She will be responsible for fundraising, board development and community awareness, overseeing distribution staff, grant staff, events, among other numerous duties.

"Libby is a dynamic leader who has the vision to lead the West Texas Food Bank into the future," said Augie Fernandes, Executive Director Emeritus of the West Texas Food Bank. “I recruited her because knows the people in our community, she understands their needs and she brings to our operation a whole host of knowledge and experience creating grassroots campaigns that is priceless.”

Campbell, an Odessa native and graduate of Permian High, most recently served as Vice President of Food 2 Kids, a nonprofit which partners with the West Texas Food Bank to provide kid-friendly, nutritious food to elementary-school children over the weekend. There, Campbell helped to increase program enrollment by 400 percent and recruited and managed over 800 community volunteers, among other milestones. Prior to Food 2 Kids, Campbell’s work included serving as Merry Marketplace Auction Chair for the Junior League Odessa and will be incoming Chair for Volunteers in Public Schools, or VIPS, in her local Ector County ISD school. She also has extensive nonprofit board experience, serving with Harmony Home, Midland/Odessa Symphony and Choral, Permian Playhouse and Children’s Miracle Network.

“Libby’s known throughout the Basin for her charity work,” said Christopher Upton, WTFB Board President and Architect with Parkhill, Smith and Cooper in Midland. “The Board of Directors welcomes her energy and commitment to ending hunger in West Texas.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to lead the West Texas Food Bank team to a bright future,” Campbell said. “I look forward to helping expound on recent success and grow the Food Bank brand into a name that every family in the Permian Basin and Big Bend knows, loves and trusts.”