David is a public policy and political strategist. He spent two decades as an executive in the cable television industry in Des Moines, IA and Denver, CO. David served as Chief of Staff for two Republican Iowa Governors, Robert Ray and Terry Branstad and chaired the Iowa 2010 Strategic Planning Council for Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack. He is a past Chair and long-time board member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and was a founding board member of the Iowa Environmental Council. Several generations of David’s family farmed in Ohio and Iowa.