On January 27, 2004, Michael G. Manning became Executive Director of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, The Nation’s Food Bank Network. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank procures and distributes food to over 120-member agencies in an eleven-parish area while working toward its vision to eliminate hunger. His current title is President and CEO of the Food Bank.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Mike was the Vice President of Finance for Louisiana Generating LLC, the successor of Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., since April of 2000. He had held similar responsible positions with Cajun Electric since February of 1992, serving as Vice President and Treasurer and Vice President of Planning, Rates and Risk Management. Mike also has had experience in the marine and financial industries, beginning his work career with nearly seven years as a banker at Louisiana National Bank and its successors.
Mike is currently the Chairperson of the National Council of Feeding America Food Banks, President and current Board member of the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“LAVOAD”), Chairperson of the Louisiana Capital Area Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“LCAVOAD”). He is also the Chairperson of the Feeding America Disaster Taskforce. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge as the President-Elect. He formerly served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“NVOAD) and as a member of the Resilient America Roundtable of the National Academies. Mike served on the Volunteer Louisiana Commission and as a member of the Finance Advisory Council of Louisiana State University Department of Finance in the College of Business.
He is Past Chairman of the Central Region of Feeding America Food Banks, Mike is currently a member of the Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Programs for East Baton Rouge and East Feliciana Parishes, the Board of the Louisiana Food Bank Association, and a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee. He has also served on the National Disaster Response Task Force and Disaster Advisory Group for Feeding America.
He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Finance.