David A. Weiss
David A. Weiss became President & Chief Executive Officer of Global Communities (then CHF International) in 2010, having previously been a member of its Board since 2004 and Chairman of the Board from 2008-2010. With the merger with Project Concern International (PCI) in April 2020, David became CEO, with PCI’s President & CEO becoming President of Global Communities. David now serves as a Senior Advisor to Global Communities.
Prior to joining Global Communities, David was Senior Policy Advisor at the global law firm DLA Piper for 13 years.
David spent 18 years with the Federal Government, including Special Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps; member of the U.S. Foreign Service; Economic Officer in Haiti; Staff Assistant to the Secretary of State; Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State; Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for North American Affairs in charge of NAFTA; and other senior positions in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. David received the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. David is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs; and is on the Board of Advisors of New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s Global Pro Bono Initiative.