Senior Associate:  Summit Economics, LLC

Colorado Springs, CO

(719) 640-5978  |  brevity@comcast.net

Dave is the owner of Brevity, a consulting firm; the director of development and outreach for Envida, a nonprofit formerly known as Amblicab; and the former executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. He enjoys supporting and empowering businesses and nonprofits to accomplish their strategic goals. As an associate partner for Summit Economics, he meets with business and community leaders on economic indicators related to social impact data.

Prior to these positions, Dave worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Junior Achievement Inc., and Christian Booksellers Association in Colorado Springs. In total, he has worked for nonprofit organizations in Colorado Springs for more than 30 years. A native of Southern California, he holds an MBA in international business from Regis University, Denver, and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins.


Experienced business professional focused on building relationships to create superior programs. Small business owner, nonprofit professional, communications and marketing director, program manager, curriculum developer, and grant writer for my own small business, a regional association, and large international and national nonprofits. I believe in exceptional service and operational excellence.



Regis University, Denver, CO. MBA, 1997

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. BA Technical Journalism/PR, 1982



Director of Development and Outreach, Envida, Colorado Springs, CO   

January 2018 to Present 

Develops revenue, promotes Envida’s transit and homecare programs to meet or exceed revenue and growth projections, and builds and leverages brand to meet mission and support the community. Oversees development and implementation of brand awareness, and executes marketing and sales strategy. Develops contracts and grants.

Senior Associate, Summit Economics, Colorado Springs, CO                         

July 2017 to Present

Working with original founders of this applied economics research firm to assist in marketing and developing the company.  Assist with projects.

Owner/Sole Proprietor, Brevity, Colorado Springs, CO                                   

March 2003 to Present

Conducts research, writes, and edits for various clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Projects have included curriculum development, marketing plans, textbook review and updates, speechwriting, and project development.

Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Colorado Springs, CO

June 2009 to December 2016

Overall strategic and operational responsibility for the implementation of goals and objectives, administration, fundraising, financial management, human resources, and execution of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s (CNE) mission to strengthen Southern Colorado's nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy, and collaboration.

Manager of Education Programs, U.S. Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO

October 2006 to March 2009

Championed Olympic Ideals and Values to educators, Olympic and Paralympic multi-sport organizations and the general population. Served as management liaison to a 35-member, multi-sport council of community-based athletic organizations including YMCA of the USA, Boys and Girls Club of America, and BlazeSports.

Curriculum Developer / VP of Education, Junior Achievement           

October 1990 to January 2005

Held various positions with Junior Achievement Inc. and JA of Rocky Mtn. in Colorado Springs and Denver. Assessed business and economic curriculum content needs and developed national curricula for grades K-12. Initiated program development and revision; managed development and writing of all curricula.



Olympic City USA, Committee Member, 2017-2018

Family Promise--An Interfaith Hospitality Network, Chair of the Board, Current

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Elder, Current

Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, Class of 2011, Current Member