C. David Gammel, CAE, serves as the Executive Director for the Entomological Society of America. Prior to joining ESA in 2011, Gammel worked for associations such as the Employee Relocation Council and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as his own successful consulting business.
Gammel is a recognized thought leader in the association industry and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Wired magazine on issues such as social media, strategy, and the impact of the Web on business. He is the author of the books Maximum Engagement: Moving Members, Donors, and Customers to Ever-increasing Levels of Participation and Online and On Mission: Practical Web Strategy for Breakthrough Results.
He is a frequent industry speaker and has presented internationally to Fortune 500, small business, and nonprofit executives on diverse subjects from strategy, technology, to international business assignments and online culture.
Gammel earned a MA in International Communication from American University in Washington DC and a BA in International Studies from Miami University of Ohio.