Dave has served on the Uplifting Athletes Board of Directors since the organization was launched as a national non-profit in 2007. He was also instrumental in crafting the initial business plan for Uplifting Athletes with Founder Scott Shirley.
Early in 2019, Dave became a faculty member at the Penn State Bellisario College of Communications where he teaches courses in advertising. Prior to that he served as vice president of advertising and sponsorships for Lincoln Financial Group. During his 15-year tenure at Lincoln Financial, he was responsible for a wide array of initiatives that were designed to build a strong Lincoln Financial Group brand. Dave was also responsible for overseeing Lincoln’s long, successful partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the development of experiential programs as the naming rights partner for Lincoln Financial Field.
Dave served as Director of Advertising from 1998-2003 at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa, spent 10 years at N.W. Ayer & Partners in Detroit, Michigan where he was the account director on the General Motors brand advertising program and was also the advertising manager at Barnett Banks of Florida, Inc.
He is an active member of the Financial Communications Society, the Association of National Advertisers, and serves on the executive committee for the Conference Board Council on Corporate Brand Management and Strategy.