Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

by Edward Cates
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
Chief Executive Officer
Feeding America
Serves on Board of Directors for: New York Life Insurance Company

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is the Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meals programs.

In this role, Babineaux-Fontenot oversees the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and second-largest U.S. charity.

Prior to joining Feeding America, Babineaux-Fontenot was Executive Vice President and Global Treasurer for Walmart.  In this role, she had global responsibility for tax, treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations, global risk management, casualty and self-insurance leading teams across 28 countries and over 1,000 associates worldwide.

Babineaux-Fontenot was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of 2020.

Babineaux-Fontenot holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette; a Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center; and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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