He was born in Montclair, N.J., and attended high school there before coming to Princeton, where he majored in politics and was a member of Cap and Gown.
David earned a law degree at the University of Virginia and worked for three years at a New York City firm before striking out on his own, specializing in the entertainment industry. He promoted rock shows, including what was described as the largest indoor concert in the world, featuring Alice Cooper, in São Paulo; managed acts like Kool and the Gang; and produced a show at the St. James Theater, Broadway Opry ’79.
In 1981 David met Jenny, who would become his wife, and moved to Nevada to be close to her. There he became executive director of the Reno Rodeo, though heretofore he had never seen a rodeo. He served as director of marketing for the Nevada Commission on Tourism and later spent 10 years promoting an array of special events, such as the Virginia City Camel Races and the Truckee Lions Sled Dog Races. In the 1990s, he turned to developing alternative energy power plants.
In 2004 he and Jenny retired to Arizona, where he pursued his goal — it’s unclear if he ever attained it — of shooting his age in golf.
David is survived by Jenny, four children, and six grandchildren. His classmates extend profound condolences to them all.