As Chief of Visit Sacramento’s Sports & Entertainment division, David leads a dynamic and highly skilled team that blends the organization’s sports, events and sponsorship expertise. The Sports & Entertainment division leads Visit Sacramento’s pursuit and hosting of major sports events, executes its comprehensive sponsorship platforms, and produces signature annual events like the Tower Bridge Dinner and Farm to Fork Festival.
Prior to joining the Visit Sacramento team in 2019, David served as Deputy Executive Director of the San Jose Sports Authority for more than 11 years. He was at the forefront of showcasing the South Bay as a destination for world-class events such as the Amgen Tour of California, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Gymnastics, NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, Super Bowl 50, College Football Playoff National Championship, WrestleMania and NHL and MLS All-Star Games.
Beginning in 2001, David served in various roles over more than seven years with the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) in Sacramento. These included directing several state championships, managing the association’s corporate partnership program and serving as the CCCAA’s communications director while leading a statewide evolution to electronic and online information and sports statistics systems.
A native of Buffalo, NY, David earned a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in sports management and began his career working for the Buffalo Wings professional roller hockey club and National Professional Soccer League’s Buffalo Blizzard. He is also a proud Sacramento State Hornet, where he earned an MBA degree in the Executive MBA program.