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David McKinney


As Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, David McKinney sets the vision, culture and goals of TNTP’s communications and community engagement efforts.

Prior to this role, David served as the first Director of the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in Washington, DC, and supported a network of nearly 500 organizations to more effectively engage with the neighborhoods and constituencies they serve. He previously worked at Public Allies, a national service and leadership development organization, where he held numerous positions including Vice President of Programs and Vice President of Strategy and Development. During his fourteen-year tenure with Public Allies, David led the growth of the organization’s programming and operations from 10 to 23 cities, and increased opportunities for young adults to launch and grow their careers in community-based and social sector organizations.

David was honored with an Aspen Institute Fellowship for emerging nonprofit leaders in 2010 and was selected by Independent Sector as an American Express NGen Fellow in 2009. David began his career as a community organizer in his hometown of Milwaukee, and holds a BS in Education Policy and Community Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.