President & CEO
Nancy Keil was named President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in May 2019. It’s her personal mission to serve as a leader with integrity, empathy, and passion – giving hope to thousands of people in need.
Keil started at Second Harvest in 2014 as Chief Development and Marketing Officer. She developed a high-performing marketing and fundraising team to achieve the food bank’s objectives around fundraising, awareness, engagement and advocacy initiatives.
In addition to her work with Second Harvest, Keil has an extensive background in strategic consumer marketing and innovative business development having worked as an executive at companies including O’Charley’s, Inc. and Applebee’s International, Inc., as well as leading her own brand marketing consulting firm.
She also has more than a decade of experience in marketing in the real estate development and property management industry. A graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Keil earned her Executive M.B.A. at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.