David McDonald From A Farm Boy To The President Of OSI And Contributions To The Iowa Community.

OSI is a diverse conglomerate that has not only reached the global market but also changed the lives of thousands of people. Led by David McDonald, OSI has offered employment opportunities and has stuck on its agenda for sustainability by producing quality meat products. Under David’s leadership, OSI has made several acquisitions including Baho foods, which has contributed significantly to their market growth.

McDonald is the president and Chief Operating Officer at OSI group. His rise to these top positions has been gradual and a sign of brilliance. From a project manager to the president, David has exercised his duties with a lot of dedication.

His journey started in Northeast Iowa, where he was born and raised. David McDonald is more than qualified to run this huge company. From the experience academic background, David has acquired knowledge to take OSI to great heights. David graduated in 1987 with animal science bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University upon which he managed to secure a position at OSI. Since then, he has picked up the skills and knowledge to run the company. David was also recognized for his outstanding achievements at the university and was honored with the Outstanding Senior Award Wallace E. Barron.

As an alumnus of the Iowa State University and part of the Iowa State community, David McDonald has extended a hand to help transform the society. He is actively involved in one of the university’s initiatives, Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He also supports the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity financially in their scholarship funding. As the president of OSI group, David McDonald has played an essential role in the company’s initiative to offer students with internship opportunities.

Besides being involved with the Iowa State University, David is associated with St. Michael Parish, and The American Meat Institute as well. He is the chairman of the American Meat Institute board of directors. His involvement to make a change to the community has led him to receive ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, 2004 and Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award, 2014.

David McDonald OSI roles have not barred him from having a family. David and his wife, Malinda have been blessed with six children. Two of them are part of the Iowa State University. McDonald in partnership with other executives has helped OSI group establish its presence in 17 different countries and have been the recipients of several awards. David continues to be involved in Iowa State Community development without compromising his leadership roles.

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