Perry native Keegan Kautzky has been named senior program director of the World Food Prize Global Youth Programs and Partnerships, the World Food Prize Foundation announced Friday.
The promotion of Kautzky, a 2000 graduate of Perry High School graduate, will help the World Food Prize Foundation realign its youth education program leadership in order to reflect the growth and expansion of its innovative programs in global food security for students around the world, the foundation said.
“After 12 years of professional growth and development and focused effort to build the World Food Prize Global Youth Programs to their current strength and dimension, I am pleased to announce Keegan’s promotion to senior director,” said Barbara Stinson, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. “Keegan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about agriculture and food security, the history of Norman Borlaug’s legacy and the broader global policy- and decision-making arena. We are fortunate that he focuses this knowledge educating and mentoring the next generation of hunger fighters in the U.S. and around the world.”
Kautzky is the son of Steve Kautzky and Mary Kautzky of rural Perry. He delivered a lecture to PHS students in 2016 about the moral duty of life and the obligation to care, learn and act.