Senior Vice President of Customer Engagement
David is responsible for customer engagement and for helping developing business opportunities. Prior to joining Black Bear, David spent over thirteen years with Walmart Stores, Inc. as well a number of years in the electric utility industry with American Electric Power (AEP) and Central & Southwest. At Walmart, David led the Regulated Utility side of the business, Renewable Energy, and most recently Regulatory Affairs functions. Under renewable energy deal origination efforts lead by David, Walmart installed over 350 solar systems across the U.S. including rooftop solar, solar tracking, and solar shaded parking structures; began testing battery storage with solar; and installed over fifty fuel cell systems. Walmart has been recognized by the EPA Green Power Program as having the most installed onsite solar generation in the U.S. Prior to Walmart David spent several years in the electric utility industry holding a number of management and senior management roles relating to operations, marketing, business development and regulatory compliance. Most recently, David facilitated a long-term solar supply/REC agreement between Walmart and Alabama Power for a significant portion of a 72MW solar farm to be built in 2017. David graduated from the University of Arkansas and attended executive management development programs at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Oklahoma State University.