Cindy Hubert, who has led Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. for six years, plans to retire as president and CEO at the end of September, the not-for-profit announced Monday.
Kroger Co. executive John Elliott has been approved to succeed Hubert by Gleaners' board of directors. Elliott has spent the past nine years as manager of public affairs and media spokesman for Kroger’s Central Division.
Founded in 1980, Indianapolis-based Gleaners provides food and grocery products in 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. The not-for-profit, which reported revenue of $54.7 million in 2014, has 77 full-time employees.
"Cindy has guided Gleaners through tremendous growth, program development and implementation allowing Gleaners to have significant impact for hungry Hoosiers both in Marion County and the other 20 counties served by Gleaners," Gleaners said in a written statement.
Gleaners said Hubert "was the driving force behind the creation" of the Indy Hunger Network and the Community Action Relief Effort Mobile Pantry Program. She oversaw the expansion of the Gleaners Community Cupboard Food Pantry, which provides food and education to 5,000 families monthly.
Hubert spent the first 25 years of her career in banking on the East Coast before moving to Indianapolis. She worked at Second Helpings and Horizon House before joining Gleaners in 2010. She's been honored for her work with the IBJ Women of Influence Award and The Indiana Commission for Women Torchbearer Award.
Elliott has served on numerous not-for-profit boards, including Second Helpings and Gleaners.