President @ Association for Enterprise Information
location_on United States
Member since 2 years
Dave became the second President of AFEI on November 6, 2001. During his tenure the association fostered neutral, objective and trusted collaboration between government and industry on critical enterprise information issues. The Association for Enterprise Information is the information technology affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.
Mr. Chesebrough has broad experience in engineering, information technology, business management and strategy. He has worked in the national security, aerospace, nuclear power, and education fields. During his career he managed engineering and IT contracts for FEMA, FAA, Army, Air Force and Navy.
He has had numerous international consulting engagements throughout Europe and Asia, including contracts with the Royal Saudi Navy and the U.S Army in Europe. He conducted logistics training courses for the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency and for LogTech Pty. in South Africa. He has consulted with companies in the U.S., Japan and Korea. An accomplished presenter, he has spoken at conferences in the US, UK, Brussels, Japan, Australia and Turkey.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1976, where he served as an Astronautical Engineer in the Space and Missile Systems Organization, the forerunner of the AF Space Command. His responsibilities included the integration of experimental payloads with the Minutemen I ballistic missile and participation in flight testing.
Prior to entering the Air Force he was a mechanical engineer with Babcock and Wilcox, designing fuel components for commercial nuclear power generation plants, including Three Mile Island. Mr. Chesebrough providing technical and management support to a variety of military programs, including underwater acoustics systems, Army telecommunications, and Navy command and control installations. His interest in the application of information technology in enterprises began in the mid 1980’s with Computer-Aided Design, and he has pursued that passion ever since. Today he helps guide the NDIA family of associations into a central position as the leading industry-wide advisory body to government on net-centric operations.
He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from California State University