David began his career at Mortenson as a project engineer in 1991 after serving as a Combat Information Center Officer in the U.S. Navy. He was the project manager on the Company’s first international project and then was the project director on the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He managed the Seattle Office through 2007 and returned to company headquarters in Minneapolis to join the company’s senior leadership team where he has overseen various operating businesses and led strategy and growth initiatives.
As a passionate promoter of innovation, David has helped pioneer technology advancements, such as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), prefabrication and integrated project delivery, helping to make Mortenson a leader in the industry.
Outside of the office, he is an active community member, serving as a trustee on University of Minnesota Foundation board and as a board member on Minnesota Business Partnership. He is also a member of the Itasca Project (former Chair) and corporate director with Bedford Technologies. He served as a founding board member of GreaterMSP and as a former trustee with the Minneapolis Foundation.
NOTABLE CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENTS
David’s portfolio of project experience spans multiple building types, worldwide locations and a range of public and private customers, including: