David is Professor, The Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Before that he served as President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). President of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Chief House Lobbyist, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), after working as a professional staff member to the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee and for former member of Congress, the Honorable Vin Weber (MN).
He is a leading researcher on the association sector; coauthor of Association CEOs: Leading through Change (2016), Diversity and Inclusion: Core Values Among Associations (2017), and Association and Nonprofit Boards: Maximizing Effective Service (2017).
David has also released several eBooks, including, Creating the Right Association Culture, which outlines practical ideas to build an exceptional association organization, and, Eight Traits of Exceptional Association CEOs, that looks at traits of association CEO success. His most recent eBook, Cutting Through Congressional Clutter: Proven ideas and tips to gain influence and be heard, has received enthusiastic reviews.
He serves as host of CEO Update’s awarding winning series, Association Newsmakers and is a member of American Society of Association Executives.
David is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BS, Business Administration, and he received a PhD, Economics, George Mason University.