Amy Miller Marvin, former govt of the Bishop Museum, takes the helm of the Hawaii Foodbank

Hawaii Foodbank has named Amy Miller Marvin as its new President and CEO effective May 1st, following a nationwide search.

Marvin, who most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bishop Museum, brings more than two decades of operations, financial management and fund development experience to the position.

At Bishop, Marvin was responsible for the day-to-day administration and finances of the public museum.

During her tenure, she led the museum’s development and implementation of a successful three-year strategic business plan, increasing stakeholder engagement and stabilizing its financial operations, which transitioned from annual operating losses to net surpluses.

“I am very proud of what I have achieved at the Bishop Museum and look forward to bringing my experience and skills to the Hawaii Foodbank to help end hunger in Hawaii,” said Marvin in a press release. “Constant access to high quality, nutritious food is a basic human right. I am determined to be part of the solution and make a meaningful, positive impact on the lives of the people of Hawaii. “

Prior to joining the Bishop Museum in 2016, Marvin was Vice President, Institutional Development at the Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia. She previously served as Vice President, Institutional Development at the Bishop Museum, where she led the restoration of the museum’s Hawaiian Hall campaign.

She has also worked as a development and volunteer program coordinator at the Dolphin Institute & Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Lab.

Marvin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and public policy. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is an Omidyar Fellow 2018-2019.

She replaces former President and CEO Ron Mizutani, who took over as President and CEO of PBS Hawaii in February.

“While the impact of COVID-19 on our community has been devastating, the work of Hawaii Foodbank and its network of donors and partner organizations during this critical time has been nothing short of inspiring,” said Marvin. “The Hawaii Foodbank plays an important role in creating positive change towards a healthier, more resilient Hawaii. I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredibly important organization.”

Since the pandemic began, hunger in Hawaii has increased nearly 60%, according to Hawaii Foodbank, and the nonprofit has distributed more than 27 million pounds of food as a result.

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