Chief Executive Officer
David Birtwistle is CEO of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance where he is responsible for overall operations with specific focus on strategic planning and capital development. He had previously served on the NVTA Board of Directors.
Preceding his joining the NVTA, he was a Senior Vice President with the Washington Division of Balfour Beatty Construction, a worldwide leader in construction, engineering and finance. His responsibilities included developing client relationships as well as new commercial and geographical markets. He has also led the division’s initiative to deliver public facilities utilizing Public Private Partnership’s (PPP) and has spoken on the topic throughout the country.
David’s other professional experience included the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the Admiral H. G. Rickover Foundation and the Fairfax County Budget Office. He spent several years in the banking industry and began his career in the Washington DC area as a congressional intern.
David has served a number of business and community organizations, including: NAIOP Northern Virginia Chapter (past Chair), the Greater Washington Board of Trade (Board of Directors), the Washington Airports Task Force (Board of Directors), and the National Council of Public Private Partnerships (Board of Directors). He recently joined the Board of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.
David received his Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College and his Masters Degree from American University.