David McDonald, known by many as Dave, is the current chief operating officer and president of OSI Group, LLC. Dave took part in agricultural entrepreneurship initiatives. In 2011, he enlisted OSI Group’s support to visit food-processing centers in China. Dave is the recipient of the ISU Alumni Association Award. He bagged this award for his outstanding relationship with Iowa State University’s alumni association.
Professional and Academic Background
He began working for OSI Group as a project manager. Besides the food company, Dave is also the chairperson of the North American Meat Institute. He also serves as a director of Marfrig Global Foods S.A, a Brazilian food company. The company was owned by OSI Group and acquired by Marfrig Frigorificios e Comercio de Alimentos. Dave is the director of OSI Group’s OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Limited. He is also a member of the firm’s board of directors. He attended Iowa State University for a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
In 1987, he was awarded the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. As he was pursuing his animal science degree, he was actively involved in environment conservation activities at Iowa State. He was involved in academic and non-academic activities aimed at benefiting the future students of Iowa State University. As the OSI Group’s president, he ensures that young and ambitious leaders secure an internship at OSI. OSI Group’s mission is to focus on providing clients food solutions that will help them meet their nutritional and business needs.
Philanthropy and Personal Life
Dave enjoys supporting non-profit organizations, such as Alpha Gamma Rho and St. Michael parish. David Mcdonald OSI Group is recognized as the first executive to build a fundraising campaign for the AGR house based in Iowa State. Dave was also involved in the naming of Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center and the AGR Fraternity Arena. David McDonald currently resides in Warrenville with his wife and six children.
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