David D. Parker

As the Director of Longbow’s North Texas operations, David is an energetic advocate and analytical economist with a unique ability to craft creative solutions for the most challenging problems.  His professional career has landed him in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth with a variety of rural and urban responsibilities, thereby enabling him to build a strong, strategic network throughout Texas.


David previously served as Vice President of Legislative and Public Affairs for AT&T where he worked for almost 15 years as a graduate of the company’s renowned Leadership Development Program.  In this capacity, he represented all of the corporation’s departments and subsidiaries, advocating on a variety of state and local policy issues such as taxation, deregulation, utilities, real estate, licensing, economic incentives, consumer protections and environmental matters.

Professional Affiliations

  • 2014 graduate of Leadership North Texas
  • Named to the National Review Institute’s inaugural Texas class of Fellows
  • University adjunct professor of both Micro and Macroeconomics
  • Chair of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Named the Fort Worth Business Press’ “40 Under 40”

Civic & Community Involvement

David serves on numerous corporate and civic boards including the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Health Resources Harris Hospital.  He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from SMU; a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M University where he served as a Ross Volunteer in the Corps of Cadets; and just recently completed executive certification in business and policy innovation at the London School of Economics and Public Policy.

He is married to his wife Mattie who he met while working in the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.  They have two children, Shainey and Greyson, and reside in the heart of Fort Worth.