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Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr
President, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan


Bill Kerr was born and raised in Flint.  He attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Administration.  Prior to coming to the Food Bank, Bill directed the American Lung Association in Genesee County and later Philadelphia.  He was successful in the private sector as a grocery company executive and owner of several Hardee’s restaurants.

As President of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Bill oversees all staff and operations.  His leadership is put into action according to the Four-Way Test of professional standards and Bill’s strives to build strong friendships to bring the community closer to the Food Bank.  Under his direction the Food Bank has undergone massive expansion to become one of the leading non-profit organizations in the area and one of the top food banks as well.  In 2002, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan was awarded with Excellence in Food Banking by Feeding America and named the number one food bank in the nation. 

Bill is on the Board of Directors for the Food Bank Council of Michigan and is active in the hunger movement on a national level with Feeding America, the Nation’s Food Bank Network.  Bill has served as Chairman for the National Hunger Awareness Day committee to organized local events across America to increase knowledge about hunger.  Bill was also instrumental in planning an Interfaith Service at the National Cathedral in 2005 and a Hunger Symposium at the Washington DC Press Club in 2006 in honor of Hunger Awareness Day. 

Bill has been an active member of his local community, serving on a number of committees and task forces.  He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Flint since January 1997 and is currently on the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce Strategic Board.  He is also Past President of the Board of Advisors of AIESEC – Michigan, a University of Michigan international student’s work initiative and past chair of the Baden Powel District of the Tall Pine Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Bill is married to Jennifer Sposito who is a buyer at Magna Corp and has an MBA from University of Michigan, creating a house divided - Green and Blue.  Bill has three daughters; Krisitie, a graduate of Central Michigan University, Andrea a graduate of University of Michigan and Kelsey, who is attending University of Michigan Flint.






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