Alex came to DC Central Kitchen in 2006 as an undergraduate grant writing intern from Ithaca College. He returned to the organization in 2010 after earning a master’s degree from Georgetown University, and became Chief Development Officer in 2014. That same year, he published his first book, “The Food Fighters: DC Central Kitchen’s First Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines of Hunger and Poverty.” In 2022, Alex was named one of Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in recognition of his work with DC Central Kitchen and our Bringing the Kitchen Home comprehensive campaign.
Named one of Elevation DC’s “Fifty under fifty DC food heroes” in 2015, Alex was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser to the inaugural DC Food Policy Council in 2016 and was featured by the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum as one of 12 local changemakers in its 2021 ‘Food for the People’ exhibition. Alex has been a featured speaker at dozens of colleges, universities, and major events, including South by Southwest Interactive, the Chesapeake Food Summit, and the Universities Fighting World Hunger Global Summit.
Alex and his wife Kathryn do their best to keep up with their three young children, none of whom find this paragraph very interesting.