Lisa Peterson

Director, Finance & Human Resources
Lisa Peterson

Lisa is passionate about working in a mission-driven field, and she believes strongly in the model of intellectual philanthropy at PFS, which she thinks will stand the test of time. Her own volunteer work is another passion, for which she serves alongside her children to assist the poorest, most marginalized, most hurting people. Having worn many hats in her life, Lisa brings a depth and breadth of experience to her work. She has a strong background in grassroots development, having spent several years with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Later, she traveled throughout Russia and Asia and volunteered in India working with the very poor. She also has a background in science, having worked as a chemist with Bristol-Myers Squibb earlier in her career. And this past year, Lisa earned her MBA in finance from Bethel University. But of all the hats Lisa has worn, raising her four children, Zach, Hannah, Luke, and Becca, remains her all-time favorite—including cheering them on at sports and dance competitions. Outside work, she also finds time for teaching ballet part time, running slow marathons for charity, and helping care for the family’s seven animals, several with special needs.

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
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.
Bühler
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.
DSM
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.
Hershey
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.