Monday Morning Meet Your Leaders – Kim Guadagno
President & CEO
1. What is one of the most important qualities of a great leader?
It’s hard to single out any one quality that makes a great leader but listening has to be at the top of the list. Next is a mix of honesty, vision, passion, delegation, confidence, and innovation.
2. How does your organization take our community to the next level?
As a FoodBank that serves almost 300 pantries and shelters, we not only help the food insecure put food on their table on a daily basis, but we provide services that help our neighbors get off the line entirely in the long term with services that teach job skills, help secure government benefits and that helps put money in the pockets of families with annual tax preparation help.
3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Because I live at the shore, I love spending time with my family at home – that can include a bike ride, a walk on the boardwalk, a boat ride or just sitting out on my back porch with a good book.
4. What is your favorite food/recipe and why?
My favorite recipe is fresh steamed broccoli with a secret sauce made by my husband, served with grilled chicken and rice. I suspect I like it so much because my husband makes it. If it’s just me, then, this time of year, I prefer Jersey blueberries and corn.