Dave Griffith joined ECS as Executive Director in May of 2013. He is the first non-clergy, non-MSW to head the organization in its 145 year history. He is an advocate for individuals and families in Poverty and believes strongly that the call to service along with the call for inclusion, diversity and the equal access to opportunity is core to the Episcopal faith tradition.
Dave is also Chairmen of Modern Group Ltd an employee owned industrial holding company, Chairman of Delaware Valley Floral Group, Director and Governance Chair of the J. J. Haines Company, Manager of Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC., Chair of Verus advisory board. He is also serves as a member of the IBM Midmarket Advisory Council. His nonprofit involvements are Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Trustee and Governance Chair of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Chairman of the McEwen Family Scholarship Trusts and Director of the Griffith Family Foundation.
He is a frequent lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, the Fox School of Business, and Rutgers School of Engineering. He is a former trustee of The Westminster School, The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Church, and past president of the Material Handling Equipment Dealers Association (MHEDA) and a past director of the National Association of Wholesalers Institute for Distribution Excellence (NAWIDE).
Prior to joining ECS Dave was a senior executive over 37 years with Modern Group Ltd, MCI, ROLM, and IBM. Dave is a lifelong Episcopalian and he and his family are members of Trinity, Solebury.