Raleigh, NC – Jeff Truitt, an associate at Smith Anderson, has been elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Stop Hunger Now, Inc. He also serves on its Executive Committee and International Development Committee. Jeff Truitt has served as a director of the nonprofit since 2011.
Jeff, along with Smith Anderson attorneys Jason Brege, David Sartorio, and Kelli Ovies, has also provided pro bono legal assistance to the organization that facilitated the licensing of Stop Hunger Now’s program to new nonprofit entities in Malaysia and Italy.
About Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since 1998. Its staff, including approximately 65 full-time employees, mobilizes tens of thousands of volunteers each year in more than 17 U.S. locations to accomplish its mission. In 2013, Stop Hunger Now volunteers packaged more than 38 million meals.
Stop Hunger Now partners with nonprofits around the world to provide meals and other life-saving aid to individuals in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Nearly 70% of Stop Hunger Now meals go to support school feeding, vocational training, child development programs, as well as to orphanages and medical clinics. The organization believes that working with these programs helps enhance lives by giving beneficiaries the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education, skills development and health care, while also receiving much needed nutrition.
About Jeff Truitt
Jeff Truitt’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial and finance transactions, start-ups, energy and renewable energy, and government contracting. He has significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of manufacturing and supply agreements, vendor agreements, licensing arrangements, and other contracts that support the day to day operations of companies. Jeff also routinely represents early stage and growth companies in all phases of start-up, financing and exits, with particular emphasis on the sale of closely held businesses. For more information on Jeff, please visit his bio on SmithLaw.com.
About Smith Anderson’s Commitment to Community Service
A steadfast commitment to community service has been a hallmark of Smith Anderson since our founding over 100 years ago. Many of our lawyers and staff volunteer their time to support a full range of causes in the community, as well as to causes that promote the administration of justice. In addition, the Firm’s Smith Anderson Community Fund, directed by a diverse committee of lawyers and staff, provides financial support to local organizations that help individuals meet their most basic needs. For more information on Smith Anderson’s commitment to community service, please visit www.SmithLaw.com/probono.