David Dayhoff

Vice President, Programs & Operations
David Dayhoff

David finds it very fulfilling to help sustain and grow an organization that seems to be onto something new in the world of international development—the idea of intellectual philanthropy, the giving of professional knowledge,  virtually from corporate volunteers to entrepreneurs. David brings 20 years of international business, nonprofit and government experience to PFS, most recently as a director of Hunger-Free Minnesota. A graduate of Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, he also served in various roles over 14+ years with Cargill and worked for the US Senate Agriculture Committee and US Senator Richard Lugar. David is clearly a global citizen—he has lived and worked abroad multiple times, speaks Portuguese, Spanish (and a little Italian), and is somewhat of a current events junkie. And he is clearly passionate about making the world a better place. First and foremost, though, he’s a dad. Being there for his children, Tess and Wyatt, along with his wife Aimée, and being a good role model for them. In the future, David imagines a second career running an educational travel business, and he wouldn’t mind another role in government as well.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.