David Pierce has been with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in Washington, DC since November 1990. Currently serving as Vice President, Public Affairs, his primary responsibilities include creating, implementing and coordinating industry-wide public affairs efforts, communications strategies and messaging.
Previously at NCTA he served as Director, Research and Policy Analysis where he directed quantitative and qualitative research projects relating to the cable television industry and its public policy efforts.
In addition to his current position, Mr. Pierce also serves as Executive Director of the Cable Hope Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity established by the cable industry after Hurricane Katrina to aid relief and rebuilding efforts in the wake of natural disasters.
Before joining the NCTA, Mr. Pierce was with National Economic Research Associates (NERA), a consulting firm specializing in microeconomic analysis, in their New York, NY and Washington, DC offices. While at NERA, he provided economic analysis and expert testimony for use in antitrust litigation and worked extensively on issues surrounding competition and privatization in the telecommunications sector domestically and abroad. Mr. Pierce also served in the office of the Director-General at the International Telecommunications and Satellite Organization (INTELSAT).
Mr. Pierce holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Public Policy.