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Erika Thiem

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Feeding America

Erika Thiem joined Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, as Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2021. She leads a team that enables Feeding America and its network food banks, regional cooperatives and partner state associations to source and distribute nutritious food for people facing hunger in America. Her team works to innovate and build donor partnerships with food manufacturers, retailers, foodservice operators, and agricultural food producers to meet today's demand for healthy food and work to create a hunger-free tomorrow.

Erika began her career with General Mills, where she spent 27 years in a broad range of roles within the supply chain and quality functions across a diverse set of business units.

Most recently, Erika was the Supply Chain Director of the North America Dairy Operating Unit for General Mills. Previous roles include International Supply Chain Director for Häagen-Dazs ice cream and Plant Manager for the Big G Division. Erika’s early career was focused in the areas of food quality, food safety, and regulatory compliance.

Erika served as a board member for six years with The Food Group, a food banking organization based in Minnesota. As a board member and volunteer, she helped grow The Food Group’s reach with mobile foodbanks, the integration of Big River Farms, and the expansion of temperature-controlled warehouse storage capacity.

Erika earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Erika Thiem
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