Rasmussen steps into new role with the organization following global recruitment process

Little Rock, AR — Heifer International today announces the appointment of Marcia Rasmussen as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rasmussen was appointed from a diverse pool of candidates following a rigorous global recruitment process and replaces Bob Bloom, who retired in October 2021.

A resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rasmussen has worked with Heifer’s teams globally to improve financial management, performance and systems as Vice President of Enterprise Accounting and Controller and, most recently, interim Chief Financial Officer. She brings more than ten years’ experience supporting teams across 21 countries to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

“Marcia’s appointment shows the strength of internal talent here at Heifer International and I’m delighted she has agreed to be our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International. “I look forward to working with Marcia in this new role and have every confidence that with her leadership, the Global Finance and Operations team will continue positioning Heifer for ongoing growth in the years ahead.”

Prior to Heifer, Rasmussen served in various financial and analytical roles for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a multinational producer of paper-based products, and Fives Giddings & Lewis, a leading manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools. At Heifer, she has played a leading role building and implementing robust financial management systems and establishing a strong global finance function.

“Over the last ten years, I’ve enjoyed working with colleagues around the world to build and strengthen Heifer’s financial functions, and I’m excited to continue this as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer,” said Marcia Rasmussen. “I am committed to Heifer’s mission of ending global hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth and look forward to engaging with teams across the organization in this new role.”

Rasmussen will start her new role on January 1, 2022, overseeing Enterprise Accounting, Global Finance Operations, Financial Planning and Analysis, Facilities, IT, and Risk Management and Assurance. Heifer International’s programs support more than one million families globally every year to increase sustainable food production and build secure livelihoods that provide a living income.

Since 1944, Heifer International has worked with more than 39 million families around the world to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Working with rural communities in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, including the United States, Heifer International supports farmers and local food producers to strengthen local economies and build secure livelihoods that provide a living income.