Ellie Lucas is the founder of Hunger Impact Partners, headquartered in Minnesota, where she has served as Executive Director since 2015. From 2011-2014 she served as the Chief Campaign Officer of Hunger-Free Minnesota, a four-year campaign that was the first-of-its-kind, cross-sector, all-out statewide effort to help close Minnesota’s 100-million meal gap between 2011 and 2014. Ellie has 25 years of private sector experience in senior management positions. She was an equity partner in a technology startup, and Executive Vice President of the public relations firm Tunheim Partners. Early in her career she worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide in the US Congress.