David Southgate is a fully bilingual certified project manager and public affairs specialist with extensive community and non-profit development and emerging businesses experience both in Puerto Rico and on the mainland.
His business background includes the creation of DISUR’s Brownfields Land Development Program in 2010, which to date has garnered the support of seven Federal and Foundation grants, as well as technical assistance support valued at more than $ 1.6 million, including an EPA Environmental Justice grant. Southgate has been responsible for the vision, direction and program implementation, as well as the management of federal funds, communication with stakeholders, including property owners, investors, community leaders, and government officials at the local, state and federal level.
He is a past small business owner, and General Manager at Casiano Communications. In 2001, he moved to Puerto Rico after a successful career at prominent nonprofit organizations such as Intermedia Arts Minnesota, Artspace Projects, Walker Art Center and the Independent Television Service, as well as and emerging dot-coms in Minneapolis and New York.
He is a director of the Ponce Workforce Investment Board (WIA), director of the Chamber of Commerce of South Puerto Rico, and a member of the Project Management Institute. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota and is a published writer in magazines and electronic media such as CNET, Internet.com, CIO Update, and Datamation.
Local Municipal Government Consumer Products Technology Start-Ups
Professional Sports Tourism Membership Organizations
Publishing Radio/TV Film/Arts
personnel / human resources
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