Richard Leach

President and CEO, World Food Program USA

Rick Leach serves as president and CEO of World Food Program USA, a non-profit organization that shapes U.S. public policy and generates resources to address global hunger. Over the last 20 years, Leach has developed and directed campaigns for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Alliance for Representative Democracy and World Wildlife Fund that continue to improve millions of lives across the world. A lawyer by training, he served as a foreign policy advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives' Select Committee on Hunger before going on to serve in the Clinton Administration, where he created and oversaw a Presidential campaign to increase the U.S. childhood immunization rate from 50 percent to 80 percent in three years. He has also served on the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Reform of the UN Commission on Human Rights. He is currently a member of the Board of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Winrock International and the Council on Foreign Relations.