David joined Georgia Tech in 2018 as an industry engagement manager Sr., a co-appointment for the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain in the Office of Undergraduate Education. In this role, he will expand and deepen relationships with the business sector to advance strategic objectives within the university and the two centers. Prior to joining the Centers, David spent over 23 years leading sustainability initiatives and facilitating stakeholder engagements through various professional and civic roles. He started his career as a community organizer working on environmental and public health challenges in low-income, minority, and coastal communities in Georgia and the southeast. After graduate school, he became a fellow with the Army Environmental Policy Institute, based at Georgia Tech, and later joined the research faculty in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, before working in management consulting for the last 14 years.
David has an MS in Urban Studies, concentrated in community planning and development, from Georgia State University, and a BA in philosophy, focused on environmental ethics, with additional studies in sociology, from the University of Georgia.