David has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Emerald Expositions since 2013. From 2010 to 2013 he was President of Nielsen Expositions. He has more than 30 years of experience in trade shows and publishing, having started as a sales rep with the Outdoor Retailer Show and progressed steadily up the organization under numerous corporate owners, including Miller Freeman and VNU. David is active in industry associations and most recently served on the board of directors of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO). He holds a BA from Principia College.
David’s interests include skiing, golf, paddle boarding, mountain biking and off-road motorcycling. He lives in Laguna Beach, CA with his family.