Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Earth Creative a nonprofit that brings the arts, science and education to confront environmental racism and meet the challenges of climate change. He previously served on SVP’s Board and many other committees with a focus on helping SVP become an anti-racist organization. David served as Chair of Sustainable Seattle and worked with a wide range of area nonprofits
Before moving to the Seattle region, David and his wife lived in Washington, DC where he pursued his passion to work on global climate change. His interest in energy conservation and renewable energy led him to the Green Building Institute, a leading green education non-profit in the Mid-Atlantic region where he served on its Board of Directors before becoming its Executive Director. He also served on the DC Jazz Festival Board of Directors to raise funds for the annual DC Jazz Festival celebrating our nation’s foremost original musical contribution – jazz.
Formerly he was the Chairman and CEO of the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission (EBCRC) – a non-profit located in the Bay Area of Northern California. The EBCRC’s mission was to help convert closed military bases into new economic activities using sustainable development principals and practices.
David graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Masters in Political Science and completed his undergraduate work with a double major in Political Science and Psychology at the University of South Dakota. He graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also attended the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program, Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management as well as HBS’s Social Enterprise Conference on Global Climate Change and the Wharton Business Club’s Green Business Summit.
He enjoys a wide range of cultural activities in the performing arts, loves to travel and has extensive experience in political campaigns, advocacy, and working with elected officials.