DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS
Dave is a seasoned sales, marketing and sponsorship professional that thrives on delivering thoughtful, innovative solutions to brands, agencies, and properties across the county. Over the course of his career, he has led the strategy development for several top organizations, including Bank of America, the American Heart Association, AT&T, Good Sports, PepsiCo, Bank of the West, Citizens Bank and several other leading brands. He has also worked with clients to execute the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest and the College Football Playoff Championship Campus.
Most recently, Dave served as the Director of Sports and Entertainment Partnerships at STAR, a Minneapolis-based experiential fabrication agency. In this role, he led the agency’s strategic evolution and growth in the sports and entertainment sectors.
Dave also serves as a thesis advisor for the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern University and as a guest lecturer in Clemson University’s Marketing School within the College of Business and Behavioral Science.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University. He resides in Minneapolis and is an avid college sports fan. If he is not in Minnesota, he can usually be found on the road cheering on the Clemson Tigers.
- What would you bring if you were deserted on an island? Going with the obvious answer, flint. (I have obviously watched one too many Survivor seasons!)
- Favorite thing to do on the weekend? Watch the Clemson Tigers play! Or any sport, for that matter.
- Favorite song to sing in the shower or to get you amped in the morning? “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line
- Best live event memory? I had the honor to activate on behalf of the College Football Playoff and ESPN at the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship in Miami. It was inspiring to part of their team as sports was making a comeback during the pandemic. The activation also honored teachers – one of many pandemic heroes!
- Any hidden talents? Think “Name That Tune.” Now think College Football. I can name almost any college fight song…. I am ready for a challenge!
- Words to live by? Thank ten people each week (advice from my Mom).