David A. Raymond

Washington, D.C.
David A. Raymond has been President and CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for the past 15 years. He is credited with building the Council as an effective advocacy instrument on behalf of more than 5,000 member firms engaged in infrastructure and facilities development in the U.S. and overseas. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Dave served in executive positions with large engineering companies where he was responsible for international business operations, contract negotiation, sales, and government relations. In the early 1970’s Raymond was assistant dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Then he served as defense and foreign policy aide to the late U.S. Senator Stuart Symington (D-MO), and founding director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Raymond is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a law degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations.