David serves as Co-Chair of the Deployment Working Group at IEEE Future Networks, Co-Chair of the Wireless SuperCluster at Global City Teams Challenge (a NIST-hosted project), on the Board of Expert Advisors for the California Emerging Technology Fund. He is a Fellow in the Radio Club of America, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Life Member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. He became Executive Director of Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative (WCI) in 2015.
David's passion for technology and wireless began as a hobby during childhood and continued during his service in the US Coast Guard where he led deployment and maintenance programs for mission-critical radio, radar, and data networking systems. After earning his BSEE from University of California @ Davis, with a study emphasis on communications theory and RF/ microwave design, he held managerial and leadership roles for companies ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to early-stage startups. David is the CEO of Oku Solutions LLC, a company that provides professional services consulting to the wireless telecommunications industry and local governments.