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. Over the last decade of work in education, David has served as SCORE’s director of advocacy and communications and executive vice president. Before joining the organization, David worked in political consulting and public relations, providing clients and candidates with campaign and communications strategy and issue advocacy support. Earlier, he worked for the late US Senator Fred Thompson, Congressman Zach Wamp, 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 is currently a fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, a network of diverse leaders who are reimagining America’s public schools. David previously served as a founding board member and board chair of Nashville Classical Charter School, which is one of the highest performing public schools in the city. A Tennessee native and product of Tennessee’s public schools, 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.