Director, Strategic Growth
David joined the Strategic Growth team in April 2021, and he is excited to blend his experience in the arts and management consulting at Root. He has a personal passion for seeing strategies come to life, helping humans find clarity within change, and creating greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
Previously, David served the Center for Creative Leadership, where he developed new business relationships with private and public sector companies across the Western US and Canada. Working alongside CCL faculty and project managers, he developed custom leadership solutions, licensing and assessments for clients such as VF Corporation, Sony PlayStation, Twitter, the National Renewable Energies Lab, GEHA and many others.
Previously, David worked for TRG Arts, an international marketing and fundraising firm serving the arts and culture industry. As Director of Client Development, David oversaw all aspects of marketing and managed a client portfolio that included Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), the San Francisco Ballet, Canada’s National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and the Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury, UK.) Prior to joining TRG Arts, David held multiple roles over seven years at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, which provided business and legal support to the city’s burgeoning arts and cultural nonprofits.
As a volunteer, David serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. In recent years, he helped lead the merger between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College, serving as the co-chair of the Performing Arts Subcommittee. He led the fundraising committee for Grace & St. Stephens Episcopal Church for two years.
David holds a BA in English and Spanish from Grove City College and a Spanish language certificate from the University of Madrid. He lives in downtown Colorado Springs with his wife, Angela (Deputy Director of the Cultural Office) and his son Everett, who is an elementary-schooler.