Small Business Exporter of the Year 2015
David E. Shogren
US International Foods, LLC
David Shogren began his career at Beverage Concepts in 1987 as a financial analyst and rose to Director of Finance and Administration. In 1991, Dave joined Resource One as its first employee where he worked in marketing, sales, operations, finance and finally as Chief Operating Officer. As C.O.O. Dave initiated the development of international business and pioneered the China market for Resource One, cultivated several customers in Asia and built a platform for export. In September 2014, Dave and Linda purchased the export business from Resource One and established US International Foods as a stand-alone company.
During Dave’s long tenure in the grocery industry, he has developed a strong base of contacts with U.S. grocery suppliers. Dave’s extensive financial, marketing and operational experience provides US International Foods with the ability to analyze and develop innovative sales and marketing programs from both a practical and economic perspective. Additionally, his background in private label manufacturing gives Dave a strong foundation and common ground with grocery suppliers and manufacturers.
Throughout his career, he has been active in professional organizations and his local community, serving on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Ripon College and as an advisory board member of The Harris House Foundation. In January 2014 Dave was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the District Export Council for Missouri. In 2013 Dave was named as “Global Pioneer of the Year” by the St. Louis Regional International Partnership. Dave and US International Foods were also named by the Missouri Department of Agriculture as the “Agricultural Exporter of the Year.”
Dave attended Ripon College earning a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Art. He completed his MBA with emphases in both operations and marketing at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.