The Columbus-based Children's Hunger Alliance has selected Mary Lynn Foster to replace outgoing CEO Mary Lou Langenhop. After four years leading the statewide nonprofit, Langenhop announced her retirement on June 4.

Foster will assume her new role on September 16. She joins the CHA after having spent 11 years at Charles Penzone, Inc., first as Chief Financial Officer followed by eight years as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Foster was vice president of finance and administration for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.