David joined LGWI in February 2011 and currently serves as President. He has degrees in Public Administration from the University of Central Arkansas (Honors) and the University of Houston. He joined the federal service through the Presidential Management Internship Program and worked for NASA and in the aerospace industry for 14 years. During that time he served as a program analyst, manager and consultant for the Shuttle, Space Lab and Space Station programs. Since leaving the aerospace industry, David has owned and operated several businesses in the fields of risk management, retail and business consulting. As a business consultant focused on startup and technology businesses, he was worked with a variety companies to commercialize products and services in the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical devices, computer science and energy technology.
Before joining LGWI, David served as the Deputy Director of the Arkansas Energy Office. As Deputy Director he was responsible for developing the staff and organization to administer $52M in federal grants that funded thirteen major programs and dozens of individual projects across Arkansas.
David is also a devoted father and husband and is involved with the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality at Work and Work Matters where he focuses his volunteer efforts in the areas mentoring and faith based, principled leadership. He has developed programs in those areas and enjoys speaking and writing on these subjects.