David is a leading national voice and strategist on economic security issues, seeking to advance policies and practices to create a financial system that works for all Americans. In addition to his work with CEP, he helped establish the National Community Tax Coalition in 2003, which is a group of over 600 organizations that work to promote the economic progress of low-wage workers and their families. Prior to joining CEP in 1998, he was the founding director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, a statewide coalition promoting the rights and responsibilities of immigrants and refugees. He has worked in Chicago's non-profit community since 1981, serving as a community organizer, outreach worker and leader overcoming barriers and boundaries in the pursuit of social and economic justice.
David holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.