David is responsible for public affairs, government relations, internal and external communications, community development, corporate brand strategy and environmental policy and operations.
Before joining KeySpan, David was president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), a national trade association representing all significant oil and gas producers nationally and internationally. From 1993 to 1995, he was Deputy Minister of Energy for the Province of Alberta, Canada, the largest energy producing region in North America. From 1988 to 1993, he was Senior International Trade Counsel for the Government of Alberta, based in New York City. Previously he was in the private practice of law in Canada, as Queen's Council. David is past Chair, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Boards of the New York City Police Foundation, Audubon New York, Long Island Housing Partnership, Citizen Budget Commission, and the New York League of Conservation Voters.
David was educated in law and has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Alberta. He did post-graduate study in international law at Australian National University and was a Rotary Foundation Fellow. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, and is eligible for admission to the New York Bar.