A Leisure World resident since September 2006, David participates in a number of Leisure World and Mutual 27/Creekside activities. He is the Executive Secretary of the Leisure World Community Corporation and serves on the LWCC Board, as well as the Leisure World Community Planning Advisory Committee, the Government Affairs Advisory Committee and on the Faculty of the Leisure World Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). He is the President of the Creekside Board of Directors, served previously as the Treasurer of Creekside Mutual, and a Member of the Budget and Finance Committee.
Professor, National Defense University
Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Studies Siena College, American University
Bachelors Degree with Honors UCLA, Phi Beta Kappa
Leisure World Teaching Experience
He has led the annual Great Decisions Program seminars since 2010. He is also conducting a series of courses in American History – Personalities and Perspectives. The first course dealt with the period 1492-1700, the second 1700-1775. A third course dealing with the revolution is planned for the fall of 2012.
David retired from the federal government after 42 years combined civilian and military service. He was responsible for the acquisition and financial management of contractual services. He served on acquisition boards, selecting vendors of large ($200 million) efforts, as well as local support contracts less than $100 thousand. He was the contracting officers’ technical representative, evaluating products and authorizing payments for deliverables.
In the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), David was responsible for long range planning for management information services needs, DoD-wide. David participated in financial planning and execution that extended from the Future Years Defense Plan to the use of government-furnished credit cards.
During his work in support of the Oversight of Major Automated Information Systems, David represented the Under Secretary on departmental review committees. He also participated in preparing reviews for the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System.
David is currently serving as a Docent at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, He was a member of the Docent Council from 2006 to 2011 and served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2011.
At Temple Shalom, David was a past president. He is a former president of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Washington, and prepared a report on capacity planning for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
David has been Budget chair for the Montgomery County PTSA, and President of the Paint Branch High School PTSA. He also participated in many home owners’ activities at Old Coach Hill.
David is also active on Creekside the Activities, House and Grounds and LWCC committees. To keep busy, he participates in the organized activities of the Book Club, Bridge, and Current Events. He also enjoys group events like birthday celebrations and dining out, and can be found taking advantage of a number of Leisure World amenities, such as Clubhouse dining, educational programs, the fitness center, and religious services.
David enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Linda, have three married children and eight grandchildren, all of whom live in Montgomery, Howard and Carroll counties.
When they can tear themselves away from family events, the two of them travel. They have visited, among other places: Alaska, Hawaii, and nearly all of the Continental United States; Canada, Japan, China (including Honk Kong and Macao), Australia and New Zealand, Central America (Mexico, Costa Rico, Belize), South America (Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos), Granada, Saint Martins, Saint Kitts, Israel, Canary Islands, Europe (Great Briton, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Estonia).
Back at home, David and Linda enjoy movies and live theater, and walking, especially around Leisure World, with their dog Bethany.
David even reads a fair amount! He participates in no less than three reading clubs.