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Hesburgh Forum Featuring Matt Knott, Feeding America
December 16, 2014 11:30 am
December 16, 2014 1:30 pm
October 29, 2014
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604, United States

Please join the Notre Dame Club of Chicago on December 16th for a presentation by Matt Knott, President of Feeding America.

We all search for our true purpose in life.  Matt Knott found his.  Even though success was afforded to Matt at PepsiCo, after attending a Lenten retreat he started to reevaluate his career.

Mark your calendars on Tuesday, December 16th at the Union League Club to hear Matt Knott, President of Feeding America share his passion in his current role of feeding America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. 98 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into their programs helping people across the country access the food they need to live an active, healthy life. Matt will share how he was able to find his vocation by identifying the intersection between his skill set and the needs of his community.

Event Details


Location & Schedule
Union League Club, Crystal Ballroom
Doors open at 11:30am.
Program starts promptly at 12:00pm.
Program concludes at 1:00pm.
The room will be open for questions and networking from 1:00-1:30pm.

All tickets include a 3-course lunch

• ND Club of Chicago Member $50
• ND Club of Chicago Young Alumni (Undergraduate Classes ’08-’14): $45
• Non-Members: $60

Proceeds from the luncheon will go to support the Notre Dame Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation and Summer Service Learning Projects in Chicago.

About Matt Knott:

As President of Feeding America, Matt Knott focuses on providing more food for people in need by leading the efforts of the national office to support member food bank needs and shape national office priorities to meet those needs. In his role, Knott oversees food sourcing, logistics, network development, compliance and capability and information technology.

Knott joined Feeding America in June, 2008 as Vice President of Planning. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Planning and Analysis in February, 2010, and named Chief Operating Officer in May, 2011. As COO, Knott led the development of the national strategic plan and worked with the CEO and Board of Directors to establish and evaluate organizational outcomes, assess performance against agreed upon goals and measure impact.

Prior to joining Feeding America, Knott spent 12 years at PepsiCo where he was most recently Vice President of Marketing for Gatorade. His career with PepsiCo also encompassed financial analysis and brand management roles, with responsibility for strategy formation, performance assessment, advertising and communications, new product development and innovation on other well-known brands including Tropicana, Quaker Cereals, and Propel Fitness Water.

Knott began his career with Arthur Andersen as a financial consultant, providing analysis and advice to public and private institutions in areas such as government contract consulting, litigation support, and turnaround consulting.

He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.








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