David Englin is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has 20 years of diverse leadership experience in the military, political, business, and non-profit sectors.
As an Air Force officer, David worked to bridge military families with local businesses and organizations. He was on duty inside the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks and deployed overseas as chief of public affairs for the 16th Air Expeditionary Wing conducting peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. Before honorably separating from the Air Force in 2004, he directed a service-wide program to assist families and civilian employers of National Guard and Reserve airmen.
David worked as a state legislator in the Virginia House of Delegates, and earned the reputation as a strong advocate for marginalized communities. His major legislative accomplishments included: securing equal rights in hospital visitation for the LGBT community, banning smoking in restaurants and bars, and launching the public-private partnership that created an Advance Health Care Directives Registry at no cost to taxpayers.
Serving as Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, David helped lead a diverse alliance of more than 275,000 businesses. This alliance consisted of chambers of commerce trade associations, minority business groups, and corporate investors and represented 3 -million employees throughout Southern California. As the senior executive after the CEO, he provided the leadership necessary to meet the public policy, educational and advocacy needs of the Los Angeles County business community.
His life-long interest in being prepared began early, when he joined the Eagle Scouts. David and his wife Shayna have one son, Caleb, and two dogs, Brut and Sarge.