David has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky in several roles since he joined State Government in 1989. Initially David was employed as a Child Support Enforcement Specialist with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHR at the time), while attending classes at Cumberland College and Kentucky State University in pre-engineering programs. In 1997 he decided to pursue a new career path in information technology, joining a Frankfort based firm that supported 700 clients located across the United States including many Fortune 1000 companies. After 10 years in the private sector developing skills and knowledge across a wide range of technologies, David returned to State Government in 2007 as the Team Lead in the COT Security Office prior to being promoted to Branch Manager. In 2013 David was appointed as the Deputy Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth, working closely with the Chief Information Security Officer, assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive enterprise level security program based on the industry standard framework and guiding principles defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Since appointment as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth in 2016, he has continued down the path of building the security program in Kentucky.