Skahill has played a key role in driving forward and supporting the work already underway in the development of policies and strategies, multilateral organizations, and other key stakeholders that were strategic to Smithfield Foods, Inc. Besides government affairs, throughout his career, Skahill has had various roles in international sales and trading with various agricultural food companies including Smithfield Foods, Louis Dreyfus Corporation and Cargill, Inc. Skahill has been assigned in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands.
Skahill has served on various industry boards and was recently appointed by USDA Secretary of Agriculture Perdue and Vilsack to the National Pork Board.. Skahill has also had leadership positions with the US China Ag Food Partnership, the North American Meat Institute, the US Poland Business Council and the American Romania Business Council.
Skahill is a native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University. Skahill resides both in Alexandria and Williamsburg, Virginia with his family.