President (Minneapolis, MN)
David’s passion and dream to be a pilot started at a very young age, when his parents would take him to the Cleveland Hopkins Airport observation deck to watch airplanes. That passion and determination fueled David's career, and he became a flight instructor at the age of 18 and was hired at a Part 121 air carrier at 19 years old, becoming one of the youngest airline pilots. David has flown for Omni Air International, Hawaiian Airlines, and he now works for American Airlines.
David joined NGPA in 2008 and quickly became involved, serving on committees and joining the Board of Directors in 2010. In 2014, David served as Vice-Chairman of the Board, and was elected as NGPA’s Executive Director in 2014. During David's tenure at NGPA membership has nearly quadrupled, and with the help of leadership and volunteers he has brought on dozens of sponsors to support the vision and mission of NGPA. David resides in Minneapolis with his partner, Brandon.