Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Colorado Springs, CO. – Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado Board of Directors announced today that, effective July 25, 2022, Nathan “Nate” Springer will become the organization’s new President and CEO. Springer brings more than 23 years of executive leadership as a US military commander, most recently as the Garrison Commander of Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
“After a thorough vetting of many qualified candidates, the Board of Care and Share Food Bank is delighted to announce Nate Springer as the next President and CEO. Nate comes with a high service orientation to the community as the retiring Garrison Commander of Fort Carson,” said Care and Share Food Bank Board Chair Tim Sullivan. “We are confident that his leadership will continue to grow and enhance the mission of Care and Share to fight hunger in Southern Colorado.”
Through a network of 273 partner food pantries and meal programs, Care and Share provides more than 20 million meals – at no cost – to neighbors in need across 31 counties each year.
“I’ve served military families for the last 24 years on behalf of our country. The opportunity to extend that service to the families of Southern Colorado is humbling. I am honored to follow the great Lynne Telford at Care and Share, learn from our fantastic staff and volunteers, and give my all to this organization, our partners, and our community. I look forward to fulfilling Care and Share’s mission that no one in Southern Colorado should go hungry,” said Springer.
More about Nate Springer
Springer has held transformational leadership roles in the US military. He was appointed as Garrison Commander of Fort Carson in 2020, where he specialized in strategic and operational planning, and led a team of more than 1,500 civilian employees. Prior to his position at Fort Carson, Springer was a professor at the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Springer received a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Oklahoma State University. He received his Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School; Master of Military Arts and Science from Military History at Fort Leavenworth; and Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from War College at Fort Leavenworth.