David has over 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur and non-profit executive. He was founder and director of the Learning Alliance, a premier adult education and social action organization.
David is the co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). ASBC is a growing coalition of business organizations and businesses committed to creating a new vision and framework and advancing market solutions and policies that support a vibrant, just and sustainable economy. ASBC informs and engages business leaders, while educating decision makers and the media about opportunities and policies that can lead to a more sustainable economy. Founded in 2009, today, the organizations that have joined in this partnership represent over 170,000 businesses and more than 300,000 entrepreneurs, owners, executives, investors and business professionals. These diverse business organizations cover the gamut of trade associations, local and state chambers of commerce, microenterprise, social enterprise, cooperatives, green and sustainable business groups, local and community-rooted business, women business leaders, economic development organizations and investor and business incubators. Together we are creating the new business presence, voice and power for a just and sustainable economy.
As educator, facilitator and advocate he has employed a holistic participatory approach to problem solving designing opportunities for individual empowerment, community involvement and social engagement tacking issues as diverse as environment, health, affordable housing, energy, food systems, and community development, all with a strong focus on sustainability.
He is a father of two and lives in New York.