David G. Turner, Board Chair

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David G. Turner, Board Chair

First appointed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner in mid-February 2008
Sworn in on April 10, 2008

Executive Committee, ex officio
Audit Committee, ex officio
Committee on Trustees, ex officio
Development and Investment Committee, ex officio
Educational Policy Committee, ex officio
Finance and Facilities Committee, ex officio
Personnel and Compensation Committee, ex officio
Student Affairs Committee, ex officio

David was asked to joined IBM at the end of 2010 to develop the vision and strategy including identification of key players for the industry, develop external relationships with relevant industry players, lead development of the global industry strategy for BAO solutions, support achievement of global revenue and sales targets for BAO in the Banking/FM industries, and to engage in selected anchor client engagements. David has worked with many regional and Global banks.

After retiring from Bank of America at the end of 2009, David founded Sovereign Partners Consulting, LLC to work with key major banking clients around the world in strategy and IT consulting with a focus on managing and using data to drive business value.
Through the end of 2009 at Bank of America he was the Information Management Transformation Executive responsible for the enterprise information strategy including data warehouses, data quality/data governance and customer analytics. At Bank of America, in August of 2007, David became responsible for Deposits and Mass Markets Customer Insights, Strategy and Product Innovation executive responsible for Analytics, Strategy, Offer Management and Product Development for the Deposits and Mass Consumer organization P&L and customer experience. After the acquisition of MBNA by Bank of America in January 2006 David served as Card Product Development/Product Management and Analytics executive and was responsible for National Sales, Product Development/Product Management, Customer Insights/Experience, New Market Development, and Analytics for both Credit Card portfolios.
David joined MBNA in July of 2003 as a Senior Executive Vice President and a member of the Senior Operating Committee. He was promoted to Group Executive and a member of the Executive Committee to create the Research and Development Department in the beginning of 2004.
Before joining MBNA, Turner was Executive Vice President and President of the Gateway Companies in San Diego, California for almost five years. In that capacity, he was responsible for the P&L, new products, marketing, sales and service of customers leading over 7,000 people. He led the 400 Gateway Country stores to 13% YOY comparisons.
Mr. Turner began his career and spent 14 years until 1999 with AT&T in various large scale sales, marketing and services roles.  When he left, his role was AT&T E-Business Vice President, responsible for AT&T's E-Commerce efforts.
Turner graduated from Delaware State University where he majored in Computer Science/Mathematics. He earned his Master of Sciences in MIS from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also an alumnus of the Dartmouth - Amos Tuck Executive MBA Education Program in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Turner was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the "50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America" in 2002. He was recognized by the US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine as one of the 50 most important Blacks in Technology for 2005 and for 2006. He was awarded the Delaware State College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
He is a former Director of the US Chamber of Commerce. He was a former Trustee of Lightbridge, Inc. - a telecom decisioning company and Authorize.net (now Cybersource) - a payments gateway company. Turner is dedicated to giving back what he has learned to young people as an adjunct faculty member at several universities and as such he teaches Marketing at University of Delaware.
Mr. Turner was appointed to fill the vacancy and complete the term left by the resignation of Richelle Vible who resigned in early 2008.

David G. Turner