As the Managing Director of Longbow’s North Texas operations, David splits time between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin delivering creative state and local 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.
Prior to joining Longbow, David served as Vice President of Legislative and Public Affairs for AT&T where he worked for 15 years as a graduate of the company’s Leadership Development Program. There he advocated on behalf of the corporation’s various departments and subsidiaries on policy issues such as taxation, utility deregulation, real estate, licensing, insurance, economic incentives, consumer protections and environmental matters.
Most recently, David led an effort to craft and pass Texas’ most progressive ridesharing policy for a large metropolitan city. This policy has now been used as the deregulatory platform for the Texas Legislature’s passage of statewide legislation for seamless mobility across regions. In addition to passing state legislation and local ordinances, he has secured critical sales tax policy interpretations from the Texas Comptroller’s office; assisted out-of-state clients with securing licensing before Texas commissions; and landed procurement deals to implement state of the art anti-bullying software in various Texas public and higher educational institutions.
David is a 2014 graduate of Leadership North Texas, was recently named to the National Review Institute’s inaugural Texas class of Fellows, serves as a university adjunct professor of both Micro and Macroeconomics, chaired the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee, was named the Fort Worth Business Press’ “40 Under 40”, and serves on numerous civic boards including the Tarrant County College Foundation (incoming chairman), Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Health Resources Harris Hospital. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from SMU and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M University where he served as a Ross Volunteer in the Corps of Cadets.
He is married to his wife Mattie who he met while working in the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. They have three children, Shainey, Greyson and Laney, and reside in the heart of Fort Worth.