David Styers

Senior Governance Consultant, BoardSource

David Styers brings more than 25 years of consulting and training experience, as well as an extensive background working at the forefront of nonprofit and civic engagement in volunteer and leadership development, to his role as a BoardSource senior governance consultant since 2007. He provides project management, consulting, and training services to major client organizations across the nation on best governance practices, emerging trends and developments in the nonprofit sector, and chief executive assessment coaching. A BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, Civic Change Leadership Trainer, and Youth Leadership Trainer, David has expertise in nonprofit board responsibilities and exceptional practices, fundraising, leadership and partnership development, outcomes measurement, strategic planning, and volunteer management. His clients have included local, state, national, and international organizations.

David is also currently working at the Presidio Trust, an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio in San Francisco and transform it into a new kind of national park, as director of learning and development. He is responsible for directing the Trust’s organizational training strategy and programs and supporting our operational excellence and organizational development initiatives. Additionally, David serves as the EEO Counselor for the Presidio Trust. From 2014-2017, he served as the manager of programs and leadership education at the Presidio Institute, an initiative of the Presidio Trust, where he was responsible for developing, marketing, and implementing leadership development programs and convening events that equipped and connected champions for change.

Previously, David was director of consulting, education, training services / senior board governance consultant for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership; BoardSource’s director of member education and engagement; and a senior director in a number of capacities at the Points of Light Foundation. He began his career with the American Symphony Orchestra League, where he oversaw training and educational programs. Today, he continues his passion for the arts as a singer in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Active on nonprofit boards, David is immediate past secretary of Discovery Community, past treasurer of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), past chair of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), and past president of Volunteer Alexandria. He holds a degree in English and religion from Wake Forest University and lives in El Cerrito, CA.

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