David is Founding Director of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust, a regional TTO serving the island’s public and private universities. For more than 30 years, David has been active in technology transfer, industry engagements, and international professional development. Before establishing the TTO, he led a collaboration between AUTM and Chile’s CORFO to establish 21 technology transfer offices in Chile.
He retired from the University of Illinois where he served as Associate Vice President, Technology and Economic Development, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at the Chicago campus. David is past Chair, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP) and is current Chair of CLP Standards, Admissions, and Recertification. He also served as AUTM’s first representative to the ATTP Council and is a current member of the Review Panel. He was selected as the first France-USA Technology Transfer Exchange Fellow.
In his capacity as Cabinet Chair of the International Strategy Portfolio, he oversees regional committees for Africa, Australasia, Canada, Europe, and Latin America, and leads efforts to develop key international alliances with select technology transfer associations worldwide. David is the recipient of the 2019 AUTM Chair’s Award.