Kate Krauss
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    Kate Krauss

    Chief Executive Officer

    Kate Krauss is CEO of Fair Food Network, a Michigan-based national non-profit that works to grow community health, wealth, and resilience through food. For more than two decades, Kate has dedicated her professional life to pursuing transformative, actionable solutions to deeply rooted problems. Her work is inspired by her belief in food as a source of joy, a path to justice, and a powerful way to create common ground.

    Before becoming CEO, Kate served Fair Food Network as Executive Director for three years and for seven years as Chief Operating Officer. Kate’s tenure at Fair Food Network has been marked by organizational transformation and increased impact. By working to develop critical operational infrastructure and diversify funding sources, Kate has helped grow the organization’s budget nearly fivefold and the reach of the Michigan Double Up Food Bucks program tenfold.

    Prior to joining Fair Food Network, she helped advance climate change initiatives at The Nature Conservancy, including a “source to delta” conservation plan for the Yangtze River, part of a blueprint for conservation developed in partnership with the Chinese government. She has also served as Managing Director of Slow Food USA, where she led a network of volunteer chapter leaders, inspiring people to explore the story behind their food—and rethink the way they grow, buy, and eat it.

    A graduate of Columbia University, Kate began her career in television journalism, supporting the production of ABC’s World News Tonight and Nightline during the historic 2000 election and 9/11. She has spoken on state, national, and international stages, including at Terra Madre, the international food and agriculture gathering in Turin, Italy. Kate is currently on the board of the People’s Food Coop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.