Richard (Buzz) David, CEcD joined the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (Amarillo EDC) in July 2004 as its President & CEO.
Buzz has more than thirty years’ experience in economic development in the private and public sectors. Prior to his move to Amarillo, Buzz served as the Director of Economic Development for Pinellas County, Florida, held a number of management positions during a fifteen year career with Florida Power Corporation and worked in economic development agencies with the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Buzz is a graduate of the University of South Florida with majors in business administration and political science. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, executive programs in negotiations strategies at Northwestern and State and Local Government Administration at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). He was selected as the “Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year” in 2004 by the Florida Economic Development Council.
He is active in his profession holding memberships in the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and serves on the boards of the High Ground of Texas, Ports-to-Plains Alliance, the Medical Center at Amarillo and is past-chairman of the Florida Economic Development Council.
Buzz is married to Amy, who is the Associate Director for Museum Advancement at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Buzz’s leisure-time activities include hunting, shooting, fishing, and golf.
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