Bo Soderbergh

Executive Director

A native of Sweden, Bo Soderbergh was educated in Italy, Japan, England and the United States, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Christian University (TCU). He was hired as executive director of Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) in 1997.

Mr. Soderbergh is a member and past president of Feeding Texas (formerly the Texas Food Bank Network), a statewide nonprofit working toward a hunger-free Texas. He is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.

Under Mr. Soderbergh’s leadership, TAFB implemented a computer inventory system, and by doubling the amount of refrigerated space and constructing a second freezer, equipped its 70,000 square-foot warehouse to handle increasing amounts of fresh produce, dairy products and frozen foods.

Mr. Soderbergh continues leading Tarrant Area Food Bank’s efforts to increase capacity to serve Tarrant County and 12 surrounding counties. Under his guidance, TAFB has developed and expanded programs to ensure that children, the elderly and families don’t have to go hungry. Tarrant Area Food Bank also works to create sustainable change by providing free nutrition education courses to help low-income families thrive on a limited budget and offering free job training to men and women to support their success in the culinary industry. In addition, TAFB provides free workshops on effective gardening techniques and supports the creation of community gardens in neighborhoods with limited access to healthy produce.

Mr. Soderbergh’s leadership has bolstered Tarrant Area Food Bank’s innovation in sourcing food and developing vital partnerships with members of the food industry, providing food and resources to a network of 300 Partner Agencies serving the hungry in North Texas, and building a dedicated base of donors and volunteers who support TAFB’s vision of communities where no one has to go hungry.

Leadership – Officers

Catherine Carlton

President
MHMR of Tarrant County

Andrew O. Fort

President-elect
Texas Christian University

Theresa Nash

Secretary
Cook Children’s Medical Center

Jeff Paladini

Treasurer
Karsten Advisors

Bill Johnson

Member-at-large
Infrared Diagnostics, LLC

Directors

Larry Anfin

Past President
Coors Distributing Company, Fort Worth

Scott Bagg

Farmers Insurance

Liz Rainwater-Baggs

Texas Christian University

Cody Cotton

Civitas Senior Living

Darrin D’Agostino

UNT Health Science Center

Robert Drummond

Past President
Frost Bank

Shannon D. Fletcher

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Dan Gandarilla

Texas Health Resources

Mark Jones

Mark M. Jones Associates

Linda Lawson

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Fort Worth

Don Mills

Texas Christian University

David Michael Patin, Jr.

The Patin Law Group, P.L.L.C.

Gleniece Robinson

Fort Worth Library

Pat Smith

Peloton Land Solutions

Gloria Starling

The Capital Grille, Fort Worth

Otis Thornton

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

Rick Wollmann

The Kroger Co.

Richard Zavala

City of Fort Worth