Bread Names Bob Powers New Director of Government Relations


Washington, D.C., September 5, 2023 – Today, Bread for the World welcomes Bob Powers as its new director of government relations. Powers will lead Bread’s policy and legislative efforts to end hunger by developing policy proposals to respond to the U.S. congressional agenda and implementing a legislative strategy to continue the gains made for people experiencing hunger in the United States and globally.  

“Bob’s background and relationships within Congress and key federal agencies will be invaluable as we continue our work with lawmakers to bring about the end of hunger,” said Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World. “He shares Bread’s commitment of being a non-partisan organization that works in bipartisan ways and his deep faith is reflected in years of service helping others in need both in the D.C. area and abroad. We couldn’t be more excited to have Bob join the Bread family.”

Powers comes to Bread with 20 years of government affairs and leadership experience. He has regularly engaged with federal agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees, administration officials, governors, and state attorney generals. Prior to joining Bread, he served as the acting deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning at USAID and as vice president of government relations at National Religious Broadcasters. Powers also has extensive experience as a senior government affairs consultant. He earned his degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join Bread for the World and lead its government relations team,” said Powers. “My passion and personal mission have always been to help those in greatest need whose voices are not always heard. Bread for the World’s goal to end hunger could not be a better fit.”

Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger.

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