Sr. Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing and Public Affairs, Tri-City Medical Center
David Bennett is currently the Sr. Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer for Tri City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif. where he is responsible for all marketing, advertising, public relations and public policy. Prior to that, he was an Adjunct Professor of Management at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Calif. for 13 years where he taught Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Career Development, Business Ethics, was the co-founder of “In the Executive Chair” class and has taught Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the MBA Program. He was also the Director of Business Outreach/ Relationships for the College of Business at CSUSM. He did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and California Lutheran University and did his graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Business where he attended the Executive Advanced Management Program. He has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive at Motel 6, Pepsico/ Taco Bell, Marriott/ Host and Mail Boxes, Etc. Worldwide. He has a thorough background in all business disciplines with emphasis in strategic planning, organizational structure, organizational culture, national/ international expansion, marketing and leadership. He has served on over 24 corporate Boards of Directors/ Advisors. He spoke publically on Leadership and has done executive mentoring/ coaching. He was involved in numerous business/ community associations throughout southern California one of which is the locally renowned Chairmens Round Table whose membership is made up of a select group of 44 retired CEO’s or Board Chairman who mentor struggling companies and has also been on the Board of the Chairmens Round Table. He served on the board and was a lecturer at the Prague Leadership Institute in the Czech Republic . He has been an honorary faculty member at Michigan State University and Washington State University. He has served as a member of the Marketing Committee and the Legislative Committee of the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association. He was a Member of the Corporation (MOC) of the Culinary Institute of America. He was a co-founding member of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) at CSUSM as well as the founder of The Executive Mentoring Program for the College of Business. He directed and/ or was involved in many fundraising events for the College of Business at CSUSM.