As Director of Membership Development at NASPAA, David is charged with building productive relationships with deans, directors, and faculty members, and matching them to NASPAA's initiatives and professional development opportunities. Additionally he engages with professional staff at our member schools including directors of admissions, career placement, and marketing/communications. This has improved participation from all of NASPAA’s schools, but especially selective schools, small schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). He also manages the onboarding of new member schools. He also recruits and manages NASPAA’s committees and sections, including NASPAA’s award selection committees. In his role as Director of Membership Development, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA). Currently, David is working to create a new NASPAA initiative called NASPAA PhD Pathways, which seeks to encourage and support students of color and those from underrepresented backgrounds to seek doctorate degrees in public affairs/policy/administration and become professors. Finally, David manages the operations of the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society as an ad hoc committee of NASPAA.
David brings a variety of professional experience to NASPAA including undergraduate college admissions, government relations, and management consulting. David completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He earned a Master's of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Master of Arts in Advertising also from the University of Texas.