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Gifts In Kind International Names New President and CEO
Cindy Hallberlin to Lead National Charitable Organization Focused on Product Giving
Alexandria, Va., June 9, 2009 - Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) today announced that Cindy
Hallberlin has been appointed to the position of president and chief executive officer. She will replace Barry Anderson,
who served as the interim president and CEO for eight months during the search process.
“The Gifts In Kind International Board is thrilled to welcome Cindy Hallberlin as our new president and CEO,” said Gifts
In Kind Board Chairman Mike Kelley. “She brings with her many years of experience and an impressive track record of
effective project management, business development and social responsibility initiatives. She is the right person to lead
Gifts In Kind International. We look forward to working with Cindy as she continues the organization’s strong record of
empowering charitable groups and helping businesses both give back to the community and address business challenges
through product giving.”
Prior to joining Gifts In Kind, Ms. Hallberlin served as the chief ethics, diversity and accountability officer for U.S.
Foodservice, a national broadline distributor serving the multi-billion-dollar foodservice industry. She possesses more
than 27 years of experience in labor and employment law, alternative dispute resolution, public relations, ethics and
compliance and corporate social responsibility. Throughout her career, Ms. Hallberlin has been recognized for tackling
tough business challenges and successfully building and leading teams to reach their business objectives. As the chief
ethics and compliance officer following a $1 billion fraud, she contributed to the cultural transformation of U.S.
Foodservice by developing exceptional ethics training and awareness programs, a risk assessment strategy