“If you don’t like what you do, you won’t
do what you do as well as you’d like.”


“If you don’t like what you do, you won’t do what you do as well as you’d like.”



I offer a wealth of experience as both a career military officer and a senior leader within the private sector. My corporate leadership pedigree includes service at the Senior Vice President and Director level for several firms in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. I’ve led a global training program in support of the U.S. military and served as the program manager overseeing dozens of projects and initiatives targeted toward improving access to health care for members of the armed forces and their families. In my many leadership capacities, I’ve supervised thousands of staff members, trainers and soldiers while ensuring quality service and support to all clients and customers.


I’m a native of Trenton, New Jersey and I earned my bachelors degree in economics from Seton Hall University. I was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army’s Adjutant General Corps and served in a wide variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas throughout my 22-year military career. My service included tours within the intelligence community and the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, and culminated as the 72nd Adjutant General for the United States Military Academy at West Point.

I hold a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University. I’m a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified trainer through the National Veterans Training Institute. I’m also a member of the National Speakers Association. I’ve always been active in the community, serving as a director of several civic organizations and as a Hospice volunteer.

I’ve served as a member of the Board of Directors of the USO of Metropolitan New York City, the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the George Washington Chapter of the Association of the United States Army and the Heritage Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and I’ve held leadership positions with Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.


As a professional speaker and trainer, I offer a wealth of relevant topics for diverse groups and organizations. My clients and audiences have included:

The World Bank • The CIA • The FBI • The U.S. Marshals Service • The Department of Homeland Security • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service • The U.S. Marine Corps • The U.S. Air Force • Several PMI chapters • The Performance Institute • The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. • The Harvard University Kennedy School of Government • The Virginia Tech Executive MBA Program • The University of Maryland’s MBA Program • The U.S. Military Academy at West Point
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Large and Small Enterprises within the Private Sector


I’m the author and co-author of several books:

Watering Rocks - Book by David S. Maurer
The Whole Professional Book by Lt. Col. David S. Maurer, USA, RET
On Fire Leadership Book by Dave Gerber
Leadership Essentials - How to Lead with Passion, Pride and Purpose - Book by David S. Maurer
Are You a King or Queen of Conflict in Project Management?  Book by Dave Gerber