David sets the strategic vision for SCORE, guides SCORE’s leadership team, and builds and strengthens SCORE’s partnerships with leaders in education in Tennessee and across the nation. David joined SCORE in 2010 and has previously served as director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president. Before joining SCORE, David worked in political consulting and public relations, providing clients and candidates with public affairs consulting, issue advocacy support, and campaign and communications strategy. Earlier, he worked for the late US Senator Fred Thompson and began his career at the Tennessee Republican Party. In addition to his work at SCORE, David serves on the board of directors of the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network, the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA), and the Memphis Education Fund. He previously served as a founding board member and board chair of Nashville Classical Charter School, which is one of the highest performing public elementary schools in the city. A Tennessee native, David is a graduate of Rice University where he earned a BA in Political Science and Music. He received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. David attended public schools in Tennessee.