16 July 2022, US: The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) announced today that Emily Boyden has joined the organization as the new Director of Communications.
As Director of Communications, Emily will manage the communications team, develop better methods of reaching audiences and work closely with World Food Prize Foundation team members to create compelling press and social media content for the Foundation’s programs.
“With her experience on the ground as a reporter and in the non-profit space, Emily has an exceptional skill set to help us expand the vision and reach of the Foundation. We look forward to her leadership in building strategic communications in pursuit of our mission – we are so pleased she has joined us,” said Barbara Stinson, World Food Prize Foundation President.
Before accepting the position at WFPF, Emily was the Communications Manager at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University. There, she oversaw the organization’s communications and event planning needs. She has also worked for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and as a reporter at the Des Moines Register and the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
“I am thrilled to join the talented World Food Prize Foundation team and help share the great work of this organization with the public,” Boyden said. “I look forward to telling the stories of our Laureates and all the important work occurring in the global food security space.”
Emily graduated from Drake University with a Master of Public Administration and from Simpson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science.