About Dave

I am the President of The STAR Center, where we work every day to “Help ANY person, with ANY disability to realize their potential.”  Prior to coming to STAR, I served as the Vice President of Financial Services for the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.  Prior to entering the nonprofit industry, I served in multiple capacities in the area of sales.  This is my personal blog and one dedicated to ENGAGED Leadership.  If you want your organization engaged, you must be engaged first.

My passions are in helping others with being more productive; through organizational development, sales, social media, and nonprofit management.

It is my hope you will find the information contained here to be helpful to you, no matter where you find yourself in the game called life.  Relevant content is defined as something you can put into action personally or through your corporate structure.  Much of what we hear is never implemented…I hope we can change that by keeping the focus on ENGAGEMENT.

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I am the son of two educators, was born and raised in Jackson, TN. I graduated from of The University of Tennessee at Martin, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and an MBA from Bethel University. My professional career has included serving in diverse roles with increasing levels of responsibility within sales and business development departments. My entire career has been focused on managing financial assets and risk for clients across Tennessee, including a few years in the Oklahoma City region.

I have been blessed to be a part of many local nonprofits including; Rotary International, Exchange Club, Habitat for Humanity, Aspell Recovery Center, and the Boys and Girls Club.  Currently, I lead a weekly men’s Bible study at our church, and a graduate of a regional leadership program, WestStar.  I am serving my fourth year on the local Board of Education.

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