About Deborah Flateman
Deborah Flateman, President & CEO, stepped into a leadership role at the Maryland Food Bank after having previously served as CEO of the Vermont Foodbank, where she managed a staff of 31 employees and a budget of $8.9 million. Since her arrival in 2007, the Maryland Food Bank has redefined its mission; conducted a hunger gap analysis, improved the quality and nutritional content of its inventory; and more than tripled food distribution to hungry families in need. This increase was made possible by several capacity-building projects, including the expansion of the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch freezer, establishment of the Maryland Food Bank – Western Branch and launch of the Charles T. Bauer Community Kitchen, where fresh produce is incorporated into healthy frozen meals.
Deborah sits on several local and statewide hunger task forces and currently serves on the board of directors for Feeding America, the sixth-largest nonprofit in the nation. In 2011, Deborah was recognized by SmartCEO Magazine as a recipient of their Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards, and in the same year received the Nonprofit Partner in Business Award conferred by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She has twice been honored as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record and was recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as a CEO/CFO Dream Team. Most recently, Deborah received Smart CEO’s Future 50 award in 2013.