David A. Spector, LEED AP, ENV SP
Dave has enjoyed a diverse project portfolio at CDM Smith, which has covered most infrastructure sectors. His projects have focused on municipal sustainability and low-carbon development, climate change adaptation, disaster resiliency, stormwater management and green infrastructure, water supply, wastewater provision, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy supply, energy demand management and watershed conservation. Dave served as team leader for a $325 million U.S.-funded program management consultancy in Indonesia to support low-carbon development and poverty reduction through investments in renewable energy, sustainable natural resource management and land use practices.
What inspires you? I have been fortunate to work on diverse projects throughout the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Through all of these projects, there has been a strong theme of environmental sustainability and an effort to find middle ground between economic and environmental perspectives.
Why CDM Smith? I knew shortly after joining CDM Smith that I wanted to make a career here. The caliber of my colleagues; the challenging, diverse and effective projects; and the personal and professional experiences gained from working in far-flung places across the globe keep me engaged and committed.
How might clients describe you? I hope our clients trust me to deliver and to represent their interests. I enjoy getting to know our clients, which I think yields more rewarding outcomes for our work together.
What are your three non-work passions? I am currently trying to learn how to surf and studying my host country’s language, Bahasa Indonesia. I also love to read, and for the last couple of years have been reading Indonesian fiction and non-fiction.
We are problem solvers, so listening to understand the context of the problem is critical to finding a solution.
Dave is an Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Sustainability Professional.