World Food Program USA’s Barron Segar Named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 for Third Year in a Row

Published August 7, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC (August 7, 2023) – World Food Program USA President and CEO Barron Segar has been recognized on The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 list for the third consecutive year. Now in its 26th year, this annual list highlights 50 of the most impressive movers and shakers in the nonprofit sector. With his inclusion in this year’s list, Barron joins an impressive list of esteemed nonprofit leaders including Mackenzie Scott, Jo Ann Jenkins, Ben Jealous and Darren Walker.

“I’m incredibly proud to see Barron’s leadership and vision recognized once again by the greater nonprofit community,” said Tony Fratto, Chairman of World Food Program USA’s Board of Directors. “Barron’s focus on comprehensive growth, strategic staff investment and innovative private sector engagement will have a direct impact on the lives of people around the world. His influence is not limited to World Food Program USA, as the execution of his vision provides a stellar example for nonprofit leadership across the country.”

During a time of record-high rates of hunger and unprecedented need, Segar has elevated the mission of World Food Program USA by inspiring and equipping his staff to achieve maximum brand and revenue impact. Segar is leading the organization with a clear strategic vision and achieving significant growth in revenue, from $18 million in 2018 to more than $170 million this past year. In addition to charitable revenue, his organization has also led the charge on Capitol Hill, pushing lawmakers to fight global hunger even during politically challenging times. Under Segar’s leadership, World Food Program USA has consistently been awarded four stars from Charity Navigator and maintained an efficiency ratio of over 90%. His vision for the organization also includes creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment, prioritizing the well-being of his staff and the central nature of the World Food Program USA’s mission.

Segar has over 20 years of experience as a leading voice on global food security, growing philanthropic organizations and cause marketing platforms. Prior to joining World Food Program USA, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at UNICEF USA. He also serves as a founding and current Board Member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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About World Food Program USA

World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, is a catalyst for fundraising, advocacy and engagement across the United States in support of the U.N. World Food Programme’s mission to end global hunger. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit

About the United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the world’s leading humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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