February 14, 2020
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children welcomes Atlanta executive David Todd to board of trustees
Contact: Sheryl R. Sellaway, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.695.5564
ATLANTA, Georgia – February 14, 2020 – The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children today announced that David Todd was recently elected to its board of trustees. He is a real estate executive, civic leader and youth basketball coach in the greater Atlanta community. Todd is a First Vice President in CBRE’s Office Tenant Representation Group, based in Atlanta, representing clients in the airline industry, government, technology, healthcare, media and advertising, among others.
“David is a superb addition to National CASA/GAL Association’s board. He has a long history of working with youth in the community. David is a visionary who brings to the board a rich history of possibility-thinking, rolling up his sleeves and astute relationship building. He understands how important it is seize and grow opportunities with foresight, thoughtfulness and the future in mind,” said National CASA/GAL CEO Tara Perry. “David’s wealth of knowledge, grasp of the business world and expertise about a vast number of industries will help us to build and expand our reach in the Atlanta area and beyond. We are thrilled to have him extend his service and advocacy for youth through our organization.”
Todd holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and was awarded the Johnson & Johnson Leadership Fellow. He is also a graduate of Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Prior to his current role as First Vice President at CBRE, Todd was CEO of Laconic Logic, an Internet software company. Todd has played an integral role in some of Atlanta’s most significant real estate transactions, including advising the City of Atlanta on the sale of Underground Atlanta and the marketing of Atlanta’s historic Civic Center and 67-acre Turner field.
“CASA instills incredible hope in our youth,” said Todd. “I want to be that voice for children whose only option may be to live life one day at a time overcoming challenges. With that in mind, I look forward to opening doors and lowering ceilings for children who may not realize that futures exist beyond what they may have seen or imagined.”
Todd is active in the Atlanta community and has supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Saved by the Ball Foundation and is a member of Central Atlanta Progress. He is a past co-chair of Families First’s annual Dining for a Difference fundraiser.
He joins the existing board of trustees headed by Dr. William Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs.
About the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem Association for Children
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children, together with its 950 state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive. The National CASA/GAL Association offers leadership and support to the network of programs and leads its continued growth. nationalcasagal.org