Chief Knowledge Officer
Carter Consulting Group

David has been speaking at the local, state, regional, national, and international level for over thirty years. As a former parks and recreation director, David is devoting his encore career to ensuring that the profession continues to advance by not only speaking at conferences but also by developing a new leadership development firm dedicated towards the career advancement of every parks and recreation employee. David’s newest firm “Growing Leaders,llc” is a personal growth and leadership development firm and as such David has advanced in his own encore career by studying under the nations #1 leadership expert for the past five years. As a founding member of the John Maxwell Team, David has grown as a leadership development expert and brings that knowledge to the members of the parks and recreation profession.

David has spent his entire career in the parks and recreation field and has worked at the federal, state, county, and city government level. He also worked for The Trust for Public Land as the director of Conservation Finance for the Southeastern United States. David has taken his wide range of experiences and has combined them with his past five years of extensive study in leadership development to offer contemporary leadership educational opportunities taught using the latest in adult pedagogy methodology and understanding in how adults best comprehend new knowledge. Additionally, David has been an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University for the past nineteen years.


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