In 2009, he retired after eight years as COO of the National Foundation forTeaching Entrepreneurship, an educational foundation focused on teaching youth from low income communities how to start and operate a business, whose purpose was to get these students engaged in learning and graduating from high school.
For his work at NFTE, he was named a Purpose Prize Fellow in 2006, which recognizes individuals in an “encore career” who use their experience to tackle urgent social issues. Previously, Dave enjoyed a 33-year intrapreneurial career with IBM, including a three year assignment in China.
He has been a lecturer at the Harvard Business School, the Kellogg School of Management and Renmin (Beijing), among others. Other civic involvement currently includes service on the Board of Directors of the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City. He completed six-year terms on the Boards of Directors of AARP and the AARP Foundation in Washington. Locally, he has served on the boards of the World Affairs Forum and the Women’s Business Development Council. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Northwestern University.