David E. Sessions - President and CEO

As President and CEO, David Sessions has total responsibility for specific client relationships and the authority to commit the resources of the company on all aspects of those projects.  David has been with Willis A. Smith Construction since 1988 and brings to each project more than 30 years of multi-disciplined experience in educational, retail, healthcare, religious, resort and performing arts construction.

 

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, School of Building of Construction - 1983

Certified General Contractor, State of Florida, 1985

USGBC (US Green Building Council) LEED AP

 

Memberships and Associations

USGBC (US Green Building Council) LEED Accredited Professional

Manatee County Construction Code Board of Appeals, 1991 – 2006

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Group-1991-2010,

      Chairman -1995, 2000, 2002 & 2004 - Vice Chairman 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003 & 2009

Bradenton Area EDC – Executive Board Member - Current

Manatee County Blue Ribbon Transportation Task Force – 2001 – 2002

SCOPE (Sarasota Openly Plans for Excellence) – 2002, 2009-2018

Leadership Manatee 2004-2005

Sarasota Education Foundation 2003 – 2010, Board Chair 2009-2010

Startups – Chairman – 2004 – 2014

Peace River Electric Cooperative Board 2002-2010, President 2006-2007

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors – 2007- 2013

Florida House Board – 2009 - 2011

Economic Development Corporation - Sarasota County - 2016

Board Member: 2008-Present, Chairman – 2010-2011

Leadership Florida – Class XXX