David is the Government Affairs Manager for Boat Owners Association of The United States, BoatUS. He joined BoatUS in 2009, having served as a government affairs representative for several aviation associations including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Airline Transport Association. In these roles, he has worked on a wide range of transportation issues including infrastructure funding, regulatory reform and aviation security initiatives. David graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor in Aviation Management. In addition, he holds a Commercial Pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings.
David’s boating background extends to his childhood sailing in New England, fishing on mid-west lakes and now cruising on the Chesapeake Bay. For the first year of their marriage, he and his wife Jenny sailed to the Southern Bahamas and back, traveling some 5,000 miles. He owns a variety of power, sail and paddleboats.