David is a December 1975 cum laude graduate of Texas A&I (now Texas A&M Kingsville) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is married to Donna who is also a 1975 summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&I with a BA in English and History. David’s career included 32 years with Union Carbide, now The Dow Chemical Company at the Seadrift Operations location in positions of control systems engineering, project management, maintenance, people leadership, and Six Sigma. After retiring from Dow in 2007 as a Master Black Belt, he and Donna moved to San Antonio. He started working at USAA, a financial and insurance services company as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and left USAA in 2019. David is a member of the engineering honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and is a member of the 2020 Texas A&M Kingsville Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame. David also serves on the TAMUK Honors College Advisory Board and Dotterweich College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Board.