Thriving Organizations: Turning Unlikely Partnerships into Sustainable Collaborations
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:30 am – 10:15 am
Maggie Biscarr, MSW
Director for Global Partnership Solutions
Maggie Biscarr has over 15 years of experience developing and managing programs and public-private partnerships designed to serve vulnerable populations. In 2016, Maggie made a move from the non-profit sector to PepsiCo, where she directs a global partnership strategy for PepsiCo's Public Policy / Government Affairs shop. She and her team work across business units to develop proactive, shared value partnerships (with retail customers, industry groups, and the public sector) that connect PepsiCo’s commercial and sustainability agendas. Prior to her role at PepsiCo, Maggie led the development of AARP Foundation’s nutrition incentive portfolio, including Fruit and Vegetable incentive and food Rx programs. Most notably, Maggie developed and ran Fresh Savings, an innovative public-private partnership with UnitedHealthcare, Kroger, farmers markets, and USDA that provided monetary incentives for SNAP consumers to incentivize the purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Prior to that, she led the development of AARP Foundation’s first competitive grant making program, and managed the local activation related to AARP’s Drive to End Hunger partnership with NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports, coordinating food and fund drives to benefit local hunger relief organizations, providing millions of meals in communities with high rates of food insecurity.