Chief Operating Officer
Bill Thomas serves as Lakeview Pantry’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Bill oversees all administrative, operations and programs functions, including food acquisition and volunteers. He guides the organization in delivering creative, cost-effective and measurable results that allow the organization to further its mission.
Prior to joining the Pantry in 2018, Bill served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. In this role he has been responsible for leading a $6 billion food sourcing program, managing multi-million corporate partnerships, including Walmart and Starbucks, and developing a nationwide strategy that led to historic increases in healthy foods such as fresh produce. Prior to joining Feeding America, Thomas spent 10 years with Barilla America and 19 years with the Quaker Oats Company.
Thomas earned a master’s degree in marketing from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in general management from Purdue University.