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February 20, 2015

Feed the Children Leader to Take Top Job at Diabetes Charity

Kevin Hagan, who as president of Feed the Children has helped restore the anti-hunger charity’s credibility after a series of scandals involving its founding family, will leave the organization in May to join the American Diabetes Association as its chief executive, reports The Oklahoman.

"We have built an organization that will last," Mr. Hagan said of the Oklahoma City-based Feed the Children, which he joined in 2012. Mr. Hagan came on board after the ouster of the Rev. Larry Jones amid a bitter internal feud involving allegations of bribery, mismanagement, and misspending that fueled a lengthy court fight.

During Mr. Hagan's tenure, Feed the Children joined InterAction, a global network of humanitarian agencies, and increased the number of supporters who sponsor children from 1,400 to 23,000. In his new position, he will return to the Washington, D.C., area, where he spent most of his career, according to a 2013 Chronicle of Philanthropy profile.