Leadership

Simon Powell
Interim President and CEO

Colleen Townsley Brinkmann
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Brett Gray
Chief Marketing Officer

Jeanne Clark
VP of Finance and Administration

Belinda Bracey
VP of Human Resources


 

Simon Powell
Interim President & CEO

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Simon Powell is the Interim President and CEO at the North Texas Food Bank.  A successful supply chain and operations executive, Simon has developed execution and strategic planning expertise through his prior experience with Fortune 100 companies.

In his role as COO, Simon manages all operations and information technology functions - and provides vision, leadership and management to ensure that the Food Bank has in place the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems.

Prior to coming to the North Texas Food Bank, Simon was at Hewlett-Packard where he managed the end-to-end replacement parts supply chain for North and South America. Before H-P, Simon was Director of Logistics for Samsung Telecommunications America, where he oversaw transportation, materials management and warehousing for all telecommunications products within the United States.

Simon was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to the United States in 1995. He holds a MBA as well as a Masters in Theology from the University of Dallas. Simon is active within his church community and lives with his wife Angela and three children in Plano. 

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Colleen Townsley Brinkmann
Chief Philanthropy Officer

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Colleen Townsley Brinkmann, CFRE, is the North Texas Food Bank's Chief Philanthropy Officer and oversees the strategic development and implementation of NTFB's philanthropy and donor services efforts.  Prior to this position, Colleen served as NTFB's Chief Marketing Officer. While at Leadership Network, she was the Director of Communications and prior to that in a similar role for the Greater Dallas Community of Churches. For eight years she produced Faith Focus, a weekly faith and values program on KXAS-TV. 

In 2013, Colleen received the Community Service Award from the Greater Dallas INDO-AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce, and is an alumnus of Leadership Texas, Leadership Southwest and Leadership Garland. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2015.  In 2011 and 2012 she received Feeding America's "Good to Great Marketing Program of the Year" and "Good to Great Fundraising Program of the Year", respectively. 

She served on Feeding America's Hunger Action Month task force, and on advisory boards for the Methodist Hospital System and Clear Channel. She is a former board member of both the Dallas Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, Dallas HR Management Association and St. Stephen's Hospital USA Board.  Colleen currently serves on the American India Foundation/Dallas Chapter's council.

A native of India, Colleen enjoys opportunities to connect with her heritage.  She and her husband Barney live near downtown Dallas, and have three grown children, three grandchildren, and one "granddog" - a Frenchie. Colleen earned a BFA in Studio Art from SMU, which is reflected in her personal mission statement -- "Live life in neon."

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Brett Gray
Chief Marketing Officer

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Brett Gray is Chief Marketing Officer of the North Texas Food Bank.  In this capacity, he manages the agency's digital and traditional communications, marketing and events, volunteer program, The Hunger Center and public policy. 

Prior to his role at the Food Bank, Brett was a Senior Vice President at international communications agencies Weber Shandwick and Fleishman Hillard, serving as an account team leader for large Fortune 500 clients such as Bank of America and AT&T.  He is the recipient of two Silver Anvil Awards.  He began his career in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Press Secretary to Senator Pete Domenici.

 Brett's relationship with the North Texas Food Bank began more than twelve years ago, when he collaborated with the North Texas Food Bank on a client event.  Since that time, he has served on fundraising committees and the 'Rethink Hunger' strategic planning task force.   In addition, he serves as a Board Member on Resource Center, a NTFB partner agency. 

A graduate of Texas Tech, he and his partner Kindred live in Dallas, and are active in their community through volunteerism and advocacy for fairness and equality, and causes related to animal welfare. 

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Jeanne Clark
Vice President of Finance and Administration

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Jeanne Clark is North Texas Food Bank's Vice President of Finance and Administration.  At the Food Bank she oversees the organization's accounting, tax, finance, real estate and general administration functions.  She manages the agency's annual budget that is supported by food industry donations, individual and corporate donors, and the USDA. 

Prior to her role at the NTFB, Jeanne served as Finance Director at Metrocrest Social Services, which provides food, rent and utility assistance, employment counseling and clothing.  She also has served in additional financial roles for a variety of for profits organizations.  Jeanne began her career at Ernst & Young. 

 A Wisconsin native, Jeanne was born into a food family that manufactured boxes for the state's famed cheese industry.  The parents of three grown sons, Jeanne and her husband Jerry live in Farmers Branch.  She is active as a community and church volunteer. 

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Belinda Bracey
Vice President of Human Resources 

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Belinda Bracey is Vice President of Human Resources at the North Texas Food Bank.  In her senior role, Belinda develops the strategy and execution of the agency's HR function, including recruiting, training and retaining top talent for the Food Bank.

Belinda brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience with several nonprofits - including the Girl Scouts of the USA -- to the North Texas Food Bank.  She also spent time working for the Texas State Senate in Austin.

She holds a Lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.  She and her husband Larry reside in North Dallas. Belinda is an avid college football fan, and roots especially for teams in the SEC and Big 12 conferences.

She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis. 

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