Kevin L. Hagan is Chief Executive Officer of the American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®.
Kevin joined the Association in June of 2015, after serving as President and CEO at Feed the Children. During his tenure at Feed the Children, the organization experienced strong growth in program effectiveness and technical expertise among staff, while strengthening its reputation for transparency. Average gift size also increased as the organization focused on long-term donor value with Kevin creating a corporate philanthropy team to design corporate giving programs for Fortune 500 companies. He re-envisioned the global mission and successfully executed an integrated branding initiative to strengthen Feed the Children’s brand recognition and position it as the “next generation” anti-poverty organization. Kevin also launched Feed the Children’s first advocacy program office in Washington, D.C., and it has quickly become known and respected in the domestic and international hunger and poverty relief fields. He also serves on the board of directors for World Neighbors, a subsidiary of Feed the Children.
Prior to his work with Feed the Children, Kevin served as Chief Operating Officer for Good360, an Alexandria, Virginia-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of nonprofits with corporate product donations. His accomplishments at Good360 include the consolidation of the charity’s warehousing network and reducing costs by 50 percent. In addition, he oversaw the operational transformation required to move the organization from paper-based processes to an innovative online delivery platform and established a security and compliance department to ensure the use of product donations aligned with donor requests.
Before Good360, Kevin honed his industry expertise at U.S. Foodservice, Inc., the second largest broadline foodservice distributor in the country with more than $20 billion in revenues, at the time. Following a near $1 billion accounting fraud, he joined the company as the Director of Corporate Ethics and Training where he led a variety of successful training and cultural transformation initiatives to help safeguard the organization from future risk of fraud. He later served as the head of corporate communications where he managed the company’s internal and external communications and branding initiatives. Kevin served as the company spokesperson during significant operational changes including downsizings, plant closures and union negotiations.
Kevin also spent time in the government sector at the U.S. Postal Service headquarters, an organization with more than 800,000 employees, at the time. For nearly 10 years he worked as an innovative national level manager overseeing several transformational initiatives and organizational restructures to increase operational efficiencies. A career highlight during his tenure was the development of a shared services Human Resources center in Tampa, Florida, to centralize the processing of nearly 7,000 Postal Service HR complaints and investigations. Contracting with other federal agencies, the center has become a model operation for the Postal Service and has been recognized as an innovative best practice in government.
Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, and German from Mercer University in Georgia. He earned his master’s degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.