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Local Matters Announces Michelle Moskowitz Brown as New Director

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Matters Announces Michelle Moskowitz Brown as New Director
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Local food nonprofit Local Matters announced today the appointment of Michelle Moskowitz Brown to the position of Executive Director, replacing long-time director Michael Jones. Jones will move to the position of Board Chair at Local Matters as a part of a strategic realignment at the organization.

The new plan calls for the organization to expand its reach, and to have a broader impact throughout the community with a focus on local food education and access for children and families. The three-year strategic plan calls for a 25 percent increase in all program growth by 2015, and also includes the rollout of a new wellness program that brings healthy food education into the workplace.

“We are grateful to Michael Jones for Local Matters’ extraordinary achievements during his tenure,” said Joshua Gaines, current Board Chair. “Local Matters is fortunate, and greatly pleased, to be able to promote Michelle, an exceptional leader and manager, as his successor.”

Moskowitz Brown currently serves as the Director of Operations at Local Matters and will begin her new role as Executive Director on January 1, 2014.

“Michelle presents an effective combination of a commitment to planning, detail and follow through while also being someone who sees opportunities and potential to increase impact,” said Jones. “The board and I believe she is the right leader at the right time for our team and the community.”

More information can be found online at www.local-matters.org.

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