Project Host Announces its New Leadership Team

The Board of Directors at Project Host, Inc. is pleased to announce a new leadership team that will lead the organization through its next era of growth and innovation in addressing food insecurity and upward mobility across Greenville County.

Paulette Dunn

Paulette Dunn

The new leadership team consists of Paulette Dunn and Tobin Simpson. Paulette Dunn has been named Chief Executive Officer and will oversee the strategic vision of the organization. Tobin Simpson has been named Chief Operations Officer, where he will lead the day-to-day operations organization-wide.

Together, Mrs. Dunn and Mr. Simpson have over 30 years combined experience in nonprofit management and development, community partnerships, food insecurity systems, and culinary and food industry expertise. The two offer very complementary skillsets that will generate a synergy among the team.


Tobin Simpson

Tobin Simpson

“The Board feels as though we have been blessed with a “Dream Team” for organizational leadership”, said Josh Morris, Board Chair, “We have every confidence that both Paulette and Tobin will propel us forward, helping us achieve our growth and innovation goals, ultimately furthering our impact in feeding, educating and employing people throughout our County.”

Paulette Dunn comes to Project Host from her Executive Director role at Loaves and Fishes food rescue. She brings a strong track record in nonprofit management, organizational best-practices, development, public relations and collaborations with a multitude of organizational partners. Her spirit of innovation and creativity, coupled with a vast knowledge of the various aspects of food insecurity, make her the
ideal candidate to lead Project Host.

Mrs. Dunn is a Furman University's Women’s Leadership graduate and currently serves on the Nonprofit Alliance Board of Advisors, as an EPA Regional Meeting Food Recovery Speaker, a SERDC Food Recovery Summit Speaker, and a SC Department of Commerce Recovery Resource Speaker. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Tobin Simpson has been promoted from within Project Host, where he previously served as the Director of Culinary Operations. Tobin brings a vast knowledge of the food service industry, culinary arts and training. He has proven himself highly skilled in the management of internal operations. Tobin is skilled in finding creative ways to address hunger and food insecurity and has a great ability to connect with and train numerous individuals with a wide variety backgrounds to assist in overcoming barriers to employment. Tobin has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the Cooking for Kids program, the Bakery and Host Mobile operations.

Rooted in Greenville, South Carolina, Project Host alleviates hunger and provides job training through several programs that each tackle a different aspect of food insecurity. Project Host began as a soup kitchen in 1981. Since then, we have evolved to include a culinary school and bakery kitchen to provide job skills for unemployed and underemployed people, a nutritious feeding program for local after-school
sites, a pay-it-forward mobile food truck outreach, and on-site garden that contributes all its fresh produce to our other programs.

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