David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in Tennessee and across the nation. Over more than a decade of work in education, David has also served as the organization’s director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president. In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves on the board of directors of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network and the Memphis Education Fund. Before joining SCORE in 2010, David worked in political consulting and public relations, providing clients and candidates with campaign strategy, communications planning, and issue advocacy and policy support. Earlier, he worked for the late US Senator Fred Thompson and Congressman Zach Wamp. David is an alumnus of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and Leadership Tennessee and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. A Tennessee native and product of Tennessee’s public schools, David is a graduate of Rice University and received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.