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Rick Leach is the former president and CEO of World Food Program USA, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that shapes U.S. public policy and generates resources for the United Nations World Food Programme.
WFP USA educates Members of Congress, the administration, and other government officials about international hunger issues and specific policies that could improve U.S. government efforts 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 on the foreign policy staff for 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.