For someone who’s not from South Carolina, David surely does know everyone in this state. He’s what we call the inside outsider. And not just in South Carolina. No matter where his travels take him, David never meets a stranger. He combines his ability to easily make friends with his aptitude for running a business. As President and Chief Operating Officer, David is responsible for the daily management of all operations. He determines the strategic direction for the agency, evaluates new business opportunities and oversees all of our offices. His nose for business comes from his background with both Fannie Mae, where he was the manager of MBS (mortgage-backed securities) trading, and the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corp., where he was a financial analyst.

He also uses these strengths in the community where many call him treasurer or chairman or even trustee. He’s on the Advisory Board for the College of Charleston School of Communications; he’s the Past President of AAF of the Midlands, the Past Chair and current Board Member for the National Kidney Foundation of SC; a Foundation Board member and former Treasurer for the Richland County Public Library; the Commission Chair for the SC Department of Consumer Affairs; Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Historic Columbia Foundation; Board Member of the United Way of the Midlands; and a Trustee for Claflin University.

As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, this guy also cooks for his friends and family, judges barbeque all over the Southeast, swims laps every morning and uses his iPad to track scores from the numerous universities he’s attended.