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Contact: Shakira Miracle, SBCFAN Executive Director
Santa Barbara County Food Action Network Announces New Chair to the Executive Committee
Local impact advisor Kiah Jordan brings financial expertise to support SBCFAN’s work in building food system resilience
March 4, 2021, SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN) is pleased to announce Kiah Jordan as Chair to its Executive Committee. SBCFAN’s Executive Committee is comprised of a broad spectrum of community leaders who drive the work of the organization and act as ambassadors to advocate and network on behalf of SBCFAN.
Jordan is the founder of Impact Family Office, a multi-family office serving clients as guides, advisors, and trustees. Before starting Impact Family Office, he worked for Santa Barbara Capital, a real estate investment firm, and with clients in the wine industry, tech sectors, and international manufacturing. Jordan graduated from Westmont College with degrees in Economics/Business and Spanish, and received a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He is a National Certified Guardian by the Center for Guardianship Certification and a licensed Professional Fiduciary by the California Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
An advocate for socially conscious ventures and entrepreneurship, Jordan dedicates much of his time to start-ups and organizations that benefit the Central Coast community. He is an alumnus of the Katherine Harvey Fellows program, is a founding board member of the Sustainable Change Alliance, and current board member of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission and Leading from Within. Jordan was featured in the Pacific Coast Business Times 40 Under 40: Class of 2015, and is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Westmont College.
“Kiah’s expertise in impact ventures and governance is invaluable to the work we do and our food system will be more resilient because of his leadership.” said SBCFAN Executive Director Shakira Miracle. “From designing alternative financing structures for critical food systems projects to providing financial guidance for the organization, Kiah is helping the Network connect, align, and activate food system actors with sustainable sources of financial investment that will strengthen economic resiliency countywide.” She went on to describe Jordan’s new role as Chair as essential to building the long-term financial sustainability and growth plan of SBCFAN and our local food system.
“Although our county is rich in agricultural exports, we suffer from the same issues of food inequity as our fellow California counties,” said Jordan. I’m excited to follow the great work of the 2016 Food Action Plan and support the unification and strengthening of our local food system members.”
About Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN)
SBCFAN connects, aligns, and activates food system changemakers to develop a robust local food economy, a healthy and just community, and a well-stewarded, resilient foodshed. By building and empowering cross-sector collaborations, supporting working groups and local food system projects, providing access to resources, and hosting public workshops and events, SBCFAN is helping build a proactive network of food system actors that are building the solutions we need now.
Formed in 2019, SBCFAN supports efforts to advance goals of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan, a countywide, community-driven strategic plan that assessed and provided recommendations for how we grow, distribute, consume, and dispose of food. Learn more at SBCFoodAction.org and find SBCFAN on Facebook.com/SBCFoodAction, Instagram.com/SBCFoodAction and Linkedin.com/Company/SBCFoodAction.