David Parker

David N. Parker is AGA’s immediate past president and CEO, a position which he held from 1997 – 2010.

Prior to his role at AGA, Parker was president of the Aluminum Association, a position he held since 1989.

Previously, Parker spent nine years managing public policy issues for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) where he served as an officer with responsibility for corporate affairs and government relations.

His prior 17 years of government experience included service in a variety of senior positions at the White House, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

As the 1997-98 chairman of the board of the American Society of Association Executives, Parker led an effort to promote associations as the bridge between the business sector and the public sector by establishing a series of dialogues among key public officials, technology leaders and media experts. He served on President Reagan’s Board of Private Sector Initiatives, and is a member of the board of directors of the United States Energy Association, the Bryce Harlow Foundation and the Ford’s Theatre.

Parker has a BA degree in Geography and an MA degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.