Dave acts as a Community Liaison for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. His focus area is expanding pipeline safety outreach efforts within federal, state, and local government bodies along with local communities. He remains engaged on topics that include excavation enforcement; policy and program development; inspection processes; community outreach; technical services; and technology and data information systems. Dave has been involved in several high-profile pipeline incidents serving as a liaison between public entities and federal/state agencies. Dave began his career in pipeline safety in 1994 and after a long hiatus, returned to PHMSA in 2011. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines, and is a registered Professional Engineer. Dave resides in Littleton, CO, a suburb of Denver.