2012-02-09 / Community

FOOD Share selects new board of directors

FOOD Share has named Bryan Murphy the new chair of its board of directors.

Murphy will serve a two-year term as the leader of the Ventura County regional food bank’s 10-person board.

Over the past two years, Murphy, an executive vice president of claims for Farmers Group Inc. in Westlake Village, has worked with FOOD Share to generate support by Farmers employees, agents and customers for food donation drives and anti-hunger campaigns.

Murphy, who began his insurance industry career in 1983, was hired by Farmers in 2001 as senior vice president and chief claims officer.

In 2007, Murphy was promoted to executive vice president of claims.

Other incoming members of the 2012 FOOD Share board of directors are: Don Nishiguchi, buyer for Whole Foods; Denise Sutton, advisor for TWIW Insurance Services; Randy Hinton, president of RH Wealth Advisors; and Doug Wood, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Resort.

FOOD Share feeds more than 74,500 people each month in Ventura County via 150 pantry partners.

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