Foodbank of Santa Barbara County names Carol Olson as new vice chair

 Foodbank of Santa Barbara County names Carol Olson as new vice chair
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Source: Foodbank SBC

Carol Olson, a California licensed professional fiduciary and chartered financial analyst at Quinn Fiduciary Services in Santa Barbara, has been named vice chair of the county's leading food relief organization.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, a nonprofit that distributes 10 million pounds of food a year to needy residents through a network of more than 300 community partners, named Olson as its new vice chair. George L. Bean is assuming the title of board chair.

Olson has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, working as a chief financial officer and chief compliance officer. At Quinn Fiduciary Services she's part of a team that specializes in trust management and safeguarding the financial and general wellbeing of seniors and vulnerable adults. She's served on the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's Board of Trustees since 2014, lending her extensive fiscal expertise to assist the organization with planning and administration.

“With her comprehensive experience with oversight of the Foodbank’s funding operations, she is a natural to step into the role of Vice Chair," said the organization's Chief Executive Officer Erik Talkin. "We look forward to her contributions to the board broadening in her new role."

One in four people in Santa Barbara County rely on the Foodbank for nutrition support. That's more than 190,000 residents, almost half of whom are children. In addition to distributing fresh produce and other food, the Foodbank tackles food insecurity by educating community members about healthy eating. The organization is also a leader in countywide disaster preparedness, spearheading initiatives including disaster food boxes, a disaster feeding plan, establishing a new south county warehouse, and updating trucks for safer food storage and transport.

In addition to supporting the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Olson is a sustaining member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board. She holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Arizona, and is passionate about helping others with their financial needs.

For more information about the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, visit
For information about Quinn Fiduciary Services, visit or call 805-845-5664.

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