LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2023 – Three Square Food Bank announced Beth Martino as its president and chief executive officer. Martino’s first day with the organization will be June 5.
Soon to lead one of the fastest growing food banks in the nation, Martino brings 20 years of leadership experience in the food bank, public affairs, and health care sectors. As president and CEO of Three Square, Martino will further Three Square’s efforts to provide food to those facing hunger today and to make measurable strides in ending hunger in the future.
Martino will oversee the growth and sustainability of the food distribution network, advocate for and inspire community support, and address barriers that prevent Southern Nevadans from gaining dignified access to meals.
Prior to joining Three Square, Martino’s vast professional accomplishments include serving as senior vice president of public affairs for the American Health Care Association – the nation’s largest association representing nursing homes and assisted living communities – where she designed and led advocacy efforts focused on improving the lives of seniors. While there, she and her team produced an Emmy® Award-winning documentary highlighting the effect of the pandemic on these facilities. She also has served as president and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, where she led the organization’s important mission to end hunger in Maryland; as associate commissioner for external affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and director of communications and press secretary for Kansas Governors Mark Parkinson and Kathleen Sebelius.
“Our extensive search uncovered the ideal executive for Three Square’s top leadership position,” said Al Welch, Three Square Board Chair. “We are happy to welcome Beth Martino to the organization and have confidence that her experience and strategic vision will further Three Square’s mission, building on more than a decade of successful growth within our Southern Nevada community.”
Born and raised in Kansas, Martino has a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in political science and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. She and her husband, Stephen live in Las Vegas and have a 17-year-old daughter, Cate, a 15-year-old son, Keaton, and a rescued Boxer, Presley.
“Having lived in Southern Nevada for the past seven years, I’ve witnessed Three Square’s direct impact in the community, as well as the reach and support it has from so many wonderful philanthropic and professional partnerships,” Martino said. “I look forward to working with the team to build upon the stellar work the organization has embraced as we set our sights on strategic planning to determine ‘what’s next’ for this well-respected and essential community resource.”
For more information about Three Square Food Bank, visit threesquare.org.
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