David Holbert directs NWTAAC operations, provides strategy and planning services to clients, and maintains contact with a wide variety of organizations in the region. David has been with NWTAAC since 2013. He has worked within the TAAF program for over 20 years performing all program roles including director of a research center at the University of Southern California that sponsored the TAAF office serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. David has also been a business owner, a private consultant, and a director of employment and training services. He has a broad perspective of business and economy west of the Rockies, and deep experience in a wide variety of industries. David holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Arizona State University and Bachelors in English Literature. David resides in Portland Oregon and is a third-generation Oregonian.