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After graduation from UCLA with a commission in the Navy, I served as a Navy Supply Corps Officer (principally in organizational planning, inventory control, and financial management). Concurrently, I taught college-level courses in management, accounting, banking, finance, computer programming, system development, information systems, and data processing. I retired from the Navy to become the Development Manager at the CACI Design and Development Center, in Mechanicsburg, PA. I left CACI after 10 years to found DDB Software and The David Consulting Group (DCG) with my partner, David Herron. DCG assisted clients in identifying opportunities for improvements in productivity and software quality. We recommended organizational improvements in process, techniques, tools, environment, personnel, and management. I had a strong reputation in my professional, personal, and spiritual life for integrity, honesty, and faith.
I currently serve as a Past President of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG), a large international nonprofit group known for sizing techniques associated with computer software. I am a speaker and author for The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute. I have written many articles and several books for Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley and Auerbach Publications. I am the most proud of my service work. I have served as Vice Chair of Kairos Prison Ministry International responsible for Long Range Planning and as a member of Foundation Board 3 years as well as a member of Finance, Audit, HR, and Location Committees. In addition to my service work in the mission field at church and my involvement in Kairos, I was a Founding Director of Waste Not Want Not in Orange Park, which redistributed approximately two million pounds of overstocked or overage food in 2013.
I received a BS from UCLA; Honor Graduate recognition at Navy Supply Corps School; MBA from Harvard Business School; Certificate in Team Leadership Development in Nonprofit Organizations from Rollins College; Team Training from Northeast Florida Nonprofit Leadership Center; and am currently a candidate for a doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.