David is a life-long public servant with extensive experience in both local and federal government. David served for 16 years as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Deputy Chief of Staff where he was widely recognized as one of the most influential staffers on Capitol Hill, and known as the Majority Leader’s “details guy.”
Prior to spending nearly two decades in Senator Reid’s office, David was a senior aide to three other United States Senators including John Breaux (D-LA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY).
With Senator Reid’s retirement in 2017, David left the United States Senate and has since worked as the Chief Operating Officer of large and mid-size nonprofits. The shift in day-to-day operations from a United States Office to nonprofit organizations gives David perspective on the value of our work beyond local communities.The management consulting services he has provided to various organizations is valuable to HER Resiliency Center because of the perspective he brings.
David started his career in human services and law enforcement working for a corrections agency and in a prosecutor’s office. While working for the Kentucky Department of Corrections in Louisville, David wrote and managed two successful grants. One was to identify inmates eligible for early release, and the other was to automate the booking and intake process, to more quickly identify those eligible for early release. That project won a national Innovation in Corrections Award from the American Correctional Association. Later, when working for the Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr. in New Orleans, David authored and managed a grant to identify low-level drug cases for early release.
Working in local government and his experience with the local law enforcement and prosecution provides David with the important perspective on HER’s work.