David serves as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Howard University. In this role, he provides strategic vision and leads the critical work of developing campaigns and activities that will enhance philanthropic support and alumni engagement for the university.
David is an energetic leader with more than 20 years of experience advancing development strategies for organisations with national and international focus. Most recently, he led all global philanthropic programmes for one of the world’s largest non-profit organisations, the National Geographic Society.
Prior to joining National Geographic, he was Chief Advancement Officer of Safe Kids Worldwide, an international injury prevention organisation.
His previous experience also includes serving as Vice President of United Cerebral Palsy of America and as Director of the Fundraising and Sponsorship Group of Odell, Simms, & Lynch, a consulting firm that provides services to non-profit organisations. Early in his career, David worked in federal politics as a finance director for two United States Senate campaigns and as a fundraiser for a national political party.
David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.