New IFFS Director Named
IFFS Executive Director Dave Koch and co-founder and CEO Jill Stanton-Bullard.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) announced Dave Koch has been named Executive Director of the organization effective Jan. 26. CEO and Co-founder Jill Staton Bullard will transition into a more external role focused on community development, long-range system change, advocacy, and strategic fund development. As Executive Director, Koch assumes full responsibility for daily operations including management of staff, programs, finances, and development. This strategic move will enable the 25-year-old nonprofit to accelerate the dynamic community conversations about ending hunger through local food system change.
Koch comes to IFFS with 25 years of senior level experience in financial and human resources management in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Commenting during a recent staff meeting, Koch said: “It is a very special privilege for me to join the Food Shuttle family! I have admired the good work and quality services that the organization has provided for many years. Thousands of volunteers and supporters have teamed with staff to touch the lives of so many people in our community. I am excited about the opportunity to play a leadership role in carrying out the mission of the organization, in partnership with a dedicated and engaged Board.”
Koch’s involvement in the community includes leading the West Raleigh Exchange Club as Board President for 8 years, and leading the Kraft YMCA Building Campaign for 5 years. He has also owned a restaurant /catering business, and managed a culinary operation serving seniors. Koch has a background in family farming as well.