David is a native Memphian and a 1983 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. David received his BS in Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. David moved to Tampa Florida after graduation to work as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for United States Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Company. David joined McDonnell Insurance in 1989 as a Commercial Lines Insurance Producer and became President of McDonnell Insurance in 1994. David is a Principal of Insight Risk Management. David is a past President of the Insurors of Memphis, served on the Board of Directors for the Insurors of Tennessee, and was Board Chair of St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School for six years. David is a Parishioner at St. Peter Catholic Church.