David leads the day-to-day implementation of SCORE’s strategic plan, directing all programs and initiatives, as well as overseeing the organization’s financial and operational efforts. In his previous role as Executive Vice President, David led SCORE’s advocacy, communications, outreach, policy, and research work. Prior to joining SCORE in 2010, he worked in public relations and political consulting, providing clients and candidates with campaign consulting, issue advocacy support, and public affairs and communications strategy. Earlier, David worked for the late US Senator Fred Thompson and at the Tennessee Republican Party.
Besides his work at SCORE, David serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nashville Classical Charter School, a public elementary school in East Nashville whose mission is to prepare every child — no matter his or her starting point — for college. David also serves on the Board of Directors of United Ways of Tennessee, on the Steering Committee of Complete Tennessee, and is a member of the 2016-17 cohort of Leadership Tennessee.
A Tennessee native, David is a graduate of Rice University and received an MBA with honors from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.