The World Food Prize Foundation

Mindy Van Woerkom

Van Woerkom

Senior Executive Assistant to the President

Mindy Van Woerkom joined the World Food Prize Foundation in June of 2021 as  Senior Executive Assistant to the President. 

In this position, Mindy manages and oversees President Stinson’s schedule, correspondence and executive engagements, while advancing critical administrative procedures and special projects. 

Before joining the Foundation, Mindy worked at Principal Financial Group as a Senior Administrative Assistant. In this position, she managed her team’s schedule while leading various special projects for the Head Business Partner of Global HR. 

Previously, Mindy served as the office manager for Congresswoman Gabbard, where she planned and executed all daily responsibilities and essential logistical tasks. She has also worked in various administrative roles for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and the Iowa Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

In 2008, Mindy graduated from Central College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science. 

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