Meet our GFIEF
The start of Danny’s food industry career was bagging groceries at 16 years old at Kroger 219 in Riverdale GA. He continued working with the company while studying marketing at Clayton State. After graduating, he stayed in the food industry, working for Atlanta Beverage Company, and Matador Distributing. He has worked with Campbell Snacks for the last eight years.
Danny’s wife Sherri and daughters Cassidy and Jaycie have grown up attending GFIA events. In fact, when the girls were younger, they volunteered for several events, including the not-so-easy job of running the money machine at the convention.
When Danny isn’t working, he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, including his new son-in-law! And we can’t forget spending time at Disney Parks - the Dunbar family is “slightly” obsessed with all things Disney. The whole family has been to the parks six times together, but Sherri and the girls have visited more than 18 times!
Danny has been involved with GFIA and the Education Foundation since 1999, so this year makes his 20th year…and his 2nd time around as GFIEF Chairman. “I am rewarded by a sense of accomplishment after each fundraising event …and there have been a lot over the last 20 years … combined with the knowledge that the funds we raise provide so much opportunity for others, either thru scholarships or additional training opportunities for those in our industry.”
Danny says the most rewarding part of serving as a trustee is meeting and working with other industry leaders for a great cause. “The strong personal relationships and respect for my peers and the GFIA staff continues to grow year after year.”
We are fortunate to have him as our Foundation Chairman!