Naperville food pantry keeps Selck as CEO

  • Megan Selck, left, has been named president and CEO of Loaves & Fishes Community Services after holding the position on an interim basis since December.

      Megan Selck, left, has been named president and CEO of Loaves & Fishes Community Services after holding the position on an interim basis since December. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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Updated 4/14/2015 8:02 PM

Loaves & Fishes Community Services in Naperville has made its interim president and CEO permanent with the decision to name Megan Selck to the post.

The board of the nonprofit food pantry and social services organization named Selck, 34, to the top leadership position Tuesday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

She has held the role on an interim basis since December when former President and CEO Charles McLimans announced he was stepping down to take a position in Wisconsin.

Selck will continue leading the nonprofit as it works to reconfigure the grocery area of its headquarters at 1871 High Grove Lane in Naperville to provide more space for healthy foods. Her top priority will be increasing collaborative efforts to reduce poverty and end hunger in the suburbs.

"I believe we are in a position to become a national resource for hunger relief efforts, particularly in suburban areas," Selck said in a news release. "We will focus on collaboration with new and existing partners to make this vision a reality."

Loaves & Fishes in October changed its name to reflect the fact it provides more than food by offering assistance with job searches, housing, nutrition, wellness and public benefits. The organization also is in the midst of its first public fundraising campaign, an effort to raise $6 million by the end of this year.

Selck was hired in September 2012 as director of development at Loaves & Fishes and tasked with launching the fundraising campaign, called Power of Community.

She is a graduate of Elmhurst College who earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and lives in the St. Charles area.

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