Former President of General Motors Defense. Executive Leadership Coach
Who is David Albritton?
David Albritton is a renowned senior business leader, dynamic speaker and award-winning communications expert who spent 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy before transitioning into a variety of senior corporate leadership roles across the technology, automotive, aerospace & defense, retail, and nonprofit sectors. He is the Founder and Chief Executive of Nineteen88 Strategies, LLC, which specializes in a range of executive coaching, leadership development and organizational management services.
What can you expect from a conference with David Albritton?
As a gifted and sought-after speaker, David has presented at many in-person and remote corporate and nonprofit event. He regularly leverages examples from his own career path along with the tenets of the leadership principles he learned while in uniform as the basis of his career development teachings that he has provided to hundreds of professionals through his speaking engagements and coaching.
What has been his professional career? How has he contributed to society?
During his impressive corporate career, David began as an entry-level PR Specialist at Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1998, but rose to the rank of Chief Communicaitons Officer of Exelis, Inc. in just 13 years. However, his career continued to grow beyond his own expectations when he became the President of General Motors Defense in 2018, giving him the distinction as one of very few corporate PR executives to transition into the role of a Chief Executive of a business division in a Fortune 25 company.
Along his journey, he developed a strong reputation as an inspirational mentor, trainer and coach.
He is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and also earned an M.S. in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has also completed executive education courses at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the Wharton School of Business.
Publications and collaborations
David is one of 40 senior public relations professionals whose career stories are profiled in the book Diverse Voices, Profiles in Leadership, by Barry and Shelley Spector.
Adecco Chief Marketing Communication Officer (2011-2018). President of Instituto Coca-Cola de la Felicidad (2005-2009).
Business leader in the retail sector
President of El Corte Inglés (2014-2018)
Former Vice Chairman at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
President of Vistage in Spain, keynote speaker and director of Leadership Communication courses at IESE.
Reference in media. Founder and director of the newspapers El Mundo (1989-2014) and El Español (2015).
International Media & Travel Executive, Angel Investor.
President of Bolivia (2001 - 2002)