Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Oswego and a master of science degree in secondary education from SUNY Cortland. He left his original profession as a high school science teacher in Skaneateles to take on the challenges associated with the growth of the Marietta Packaging as their director of quality assurance, where he subsequently held roles of vice president of quality, executive vice president of operations and chief operations officer, retiring in 2016 as senior vice president of business development and quality assurance. Currently, he operates a consulting business and oversees several nonprofit organizations.
Dave has a history of board involvement including: SUNY Cortland College Board, Chairman of the Cortland Regional Medical Center Board and Spafford-Area Historical Society Board, among others. He brings a wealth of experience managing people and budgets, finding creative solutions to intricate problems and leading nonprofit projects to completion.