David Shuster Chief Executive Officer
- Ed.D Candidate, Frostburg State University
Achiever - Futuristic - Strategic - Ideation - Input
David Shuster currently serves as the Director of Operations and Compliance on the senior leadership team of Horizon Goodwill Industries in Hagerstown MD, whose mission is removing barriers and creating opportunities for individuals to live richer and more fulfilled lives through the power of employment.
As Director of Operations and Compliance, he has responsibility for facilities operations, safety, and compliance throughout a service territory that encompasses 17 counties in four states. He has been with Horizon Goodwill since November 2013, serving first as Associate Director of Environmental Services in the Business Services Division before moving to his current role in March of 2016.
David came to Goodwill from Virginia Tech, where he served for 15 years in student affairs, leaving as the Associate Director of Facilities Operations for Recreational Sports. While there, he also served as a volunteer club rowing coach for 11 years and was recognized with the 2013 James D. McComas Staff Leadership Award, a university-wide, peer-nominated award for outstanding staff leadership efforts.
Hailing originally from Springfield, VA., David has both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a Master of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Frostburg State University, pursuing his interests in the application of positive psychology theories, including authentic leadership, strengths, and psychological capital, to educational and work environments. His dissertation research specifically focuses on the ability of faculty to influence student hope and success. He currently resides with his wife, four children, and a dog named Lily in Smithsburg, MD.