David Brandon is Senior Vice President of Site Selection Group, managing the company’s industrial and economic development business practices. Brandon brings more than 30 years of location advisory experience to the company with an extensive understanding of workforce analysis, assessment and pragmatic decision making in the investment location process.
Brandon was previously a senior vice president and principal of The Pathfinders, an economic development advisory firm. Prior to joining The Pathfinders, Brandon was the executive director of the State Departments of Commerce in Delaware and Texas, where he managed global business recruitment programs. Throughout his career, he has completed more than 1,000 economic development and corporate location advisory projects for clients, including AIG Insurance, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and UPS.
Brandon is a recognized national expert in the areas of location advisory, labor analysis, economic adjustment, reuse of military bases and project marketing. He received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware, a bachelor’s degree in business from Wilkes University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.