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

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Published August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (August 1, 2022) – World Food Program USA (WFP USA) President and CEO Barron Segar has been recognized on The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 list for the second consecutive year. In its 25th year, this annual list highlights 50 of the most impressive movers and shakers in the nonprofit sector.

“I’m incredibly proud to see Barron’s superb leadership recognized by the greater nonprofit community,” said Randy Russell, Chairman of WFP USA’s Board of Directors. “Barron’s laser focus on comprehensive strategic growth, staff investment and innovative private sector engagement has quadrupled WFP USA’s annual revenue in just a few years. His influence is not limited to WFP USA, as the execution of his vision can set the tone for trailblazing nonprofit leadership across the country.”

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“I met with mothers while they picked up supplies like cooking oil, corn, beans, rice and fortified rice,” said Segar of his recent trip to Honduras and Guatemala. “I saw high-protein biscuits being distributed and parents being trained on how to cook a healthy meal.”

Amid a global pandemic and the socioeconomic fallout of the Ukrainian war, Barron has transformed WFP USA by inspiring and equipping his staff to achieve maximum brand and revenue impact to help feed families around the world. Barron is leading the organization with a clear strategic vision and a realization of significant growth in revenue from $18 million in 2018 to more than $100 million this year. In addition to charitable revenue, WFP USA has also increased its advocacy on Capitol Hill, helping to secure record-high public funding to fight global hunger. Under Barron’s leadership, WFP USA was awarded, for the first time, four stars from Charity Navigator, its highest rating for financial health, accountability and transparency. His vision for WFP USA is also creating an inclusive and welcoming work-environment, prioritizing the well-being of his staff and the central nature of WFP USA’s mission.

“This is Barron’s second consecutive year in the Top 50 for a reason. You’d think feeding people would be pretty simple. Incredibly, it can be politically complicated. He’s expert at navigating the politics while trying to head off a famine,” said Paul Clolery, Vice President and Editorial Director of The NonProfit Times.

Barron has over 20 years of experience as a leading voice on global food security, growing philanthropic organizations and cause marketing platforms. Prior to joining WFP 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 the United Nations World Food Programme/World Food Program USA

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the world’s largest 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.

World Food Program USA, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC, proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. Our leadership and support help to bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit

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World Food Program USA