Baltimore—The Maryland Food Bank, the largest charitable food provider in Maryland, today announced the appointment of Carmen Del Guercio as its new president and chief executive officer. He accepted the position effective Dec. 12, 2016, and will lead the entire operation of the food bank, which has an annual budget of approximately $78 million and a 37-year history feeding the hungry in Maryland.
A member of the Maryland Food Bank board of directors since last year, Del Guercio took a leave of absence from that duty to be considered for this role. The board chose him for this critical position based on Del Guercio’s outstanding business management, team-building and networking capabilities, as well his strong record of volunteer leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Del Guercio succeeds former president and CEO Beth Martino and interim president and CEO Matt Whelan, the food bank’s Chief Operations and Financial Officer.
“Carmen has a wonderful reputation in our community and has demonstrated tremendous success in business and a great passion for the Maryland Food Bank and its work,” said Maryland Food Bank Chairman Peter Rosenwald II. “We are confident that Carmen will bring great new ideas, leadership, and energy to our mission of providing meals to feed Maryland’s hungry. I also want to recognize the contributions of the Food Bank’s current leadership during this transition period, particularly Matt Whelan, who served a vital role and provided invaluable support as interim CEO.”
Del Guercio has had a successful 29-year career in the banking industry. He comes to the Maryland Food Bank from M&T Bank, where he worked in a variety of leadership roles since 1990. Del Guercio has been recognized for his ability to build and lead large teams, and for his strategic execution of expansion into new markets from Buffalo, N.Y. to Florida. He also played critical roles in bank mergers and acquisitions and served as the Head of Private Banking for M&T Bank’s Wilmington Trust Wealth Advisory.
In addition, Del Guercio has lent his time and expertise to various organizations in the nonprofit sector. Since 2008, he has served as a board member of the Baltimore Urban Debate League, which aims to educate and mentor inner city middle school and high school students. For 10 years, he was a board member and chairman of Humanim, Inc., a nonprofit that provides workforce development services for adults with special needs. Del Guercio is also a former vice president and board member of the Baltimore Country Club and board member of Leadership Howard County.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Maryland Food Bank, an organization known for its leadership role in meeting the hunger needs of people in communities across the entire state,” said Del Guercio. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues within the organization and the Food Bank’s many committed partners and friends who have helped to serve the people of Maryland.”
Del Guercio holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and a master’s of business administration from Loyola College of Maryland in Baltimore.
About the Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully-crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 120,000 meals per day — nearly 44 million meals annually — the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends. To learn more about the Maryland Food Bank, visit mdfoodbank.org.