Oak Park-based nonprofit Forgotten Harvest announces two executive-level promotions, effective January 2024 and April 2024

Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park has promoted Sheila Marshall to COO and Chris Ivey to chief marketing and communications officer.
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Sheila Marshall // Photo courtesy of Forgotten Harvest
Chris Ivey // Photo courtesy of Forgotten harvest

Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park has promoted Sheila Marshall to COO and Chris Ivey to chief marketing and communications officer.

Marshall is responsible for overseeing and developing innovative action plans to improve operational performance, directing, and coordinating day-to-day aspects of Forgotten Harvest facilities and solidifying long-term quality relationships with both existing and new clients and partners.

She brings 27 years of management and operations experience to this new role from a career with Meijer and nine months as a food sourcing specialist for Forgotten Harvest.

“In my journey from food sourcing to COO, I have witnessed an immeasurable passion continuously fueling the efforts of the mission of Forgotten Harvest,” says Marshall. “With a team committed to driving organizational excellence, my vision is to propel our mission further, ensuring a future where food insecurity is minimized, communities thrive, and our footprint on the planet is one of responsible stewardship.”

Ivey is responsible for providing strategic leadership and implementation of marketing campaigns aimed at increasing brand awareness, philanthropic support, volunteer engagement, and food donor and agency collaboration. He has been leading successful marketing and communications campaigns for almost 30 years across traditional and digital media spaces with clients like General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Mercedes Benz, and Chevrolet. He has directed Forgotten Harvest’s marketing and communications department since April 2018.

“I am really excited to expand on my previous role within the organization,” says Ivey. “Joining marketing and communications with the leadership team illustrates Forgotten Harvest’s commitment to transparent communications in all messaging, a practice we consider critical to our ongoing success of service.”

Forgotten Harvest CEO Adrian Lewis says, “Both Sheila and Chris bring a wealth of experience and positive impact to our team, and we couldn’t be more excited to support their talents and versatility as they expand their leadership roles.”