Clifford C. David, Jr.
President, Conservation Economics Enterprises for Heritage Conservancy
Since January 2011, David has served as president of Conservation Economics Enterprises for Heritage Conservancy. His core focus is to connect people to conservation and agriculture in personally meaningful and sustainable ways. As such, David ensures that economics are fundamental to all conservancy projects and that science is blended with community values. A skilled negotiator, David regularly works to establish consensus among groups with diverse and often competing interests.
Prior to 2011, David served as president of Heritage Conservancy for the past 20 years. He built an organization noted for broad, creative capacity and dynamic growth. During his tenure, Heritage Conservancy has evolved from a respected local land trust to a regional leader in sustainable conservation. He has built initiatives and regional projects that range from adaptive re-uses for historic structures to sustainable agriculture.
David's previous experience included work within municipal government, including managing a 500-acre passive and active recreational and environmental education facility and administering municipal wetland protection regulations.
David serves on numerous statewide and regional boards, commissions and advisory councils including the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council and Temple University School of Environmental Design, Ambler Board of Visitors Ambler Campus. He is very active in his local community including Doylestown and Montgomery County.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bucknell University. He earned his master's degree from Antioch College. David resides in Lower Gwynedd with his family. His wife is a partner in a law firm in Montgomery County. His daughters, Cate and Sarah, are both in college and he has a son, Clifford Jr., who attends high school.