David is the Director of Strategic Partnerships leading UPD’s efforts to expand the reach of our unique change management approach to equity work, and to further establish our thought leadership in the DEI marketplace. 

Prior to joining UPD he was a Partner, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brown Advisory where he led the firm’s plan to deepen diversity, equity and inclusion values in all aspects of work with clients, colleagues and communities. David served as a key business partner to senior leadership and established a roadmap focused on achieving measurable, sustainable results that would support a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

David is an attorney and licensed to practice law in Maryland. He holds a J.D. from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore and a B.A. in English from Morgan State University.