As the Executive Director of Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), David Cofer is responsible for implementing the Blueprint for Community Investment and achieving PACT’s vision to create a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community where residents have access to safe and affordable housing, quality healthcare and education, and employment opportunities on the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to joining PACT, David served as the Managing Director of Community Development for All People (CD4AP), a position he was called to in mid-2011. CD4AP is a faith-based non-profit located on the South side of Columbus, OH. Prior to beginning his career in non-profit leadership, David enjoyed a career in the private sector and as an entrepreneur. Following his undergraduate graduation, David would enjoy an employment relationship with Bank One and later JPMorgan Chase that extended 15 years beginning with 4 consecutive summer internships while a student at Miami University. In early 2008, David left JPMorgan Chase to pursue a career as an independent consultant with Cofer Consulting Solutions, LLC, a firm specializing in attracting, developing, and retaining young professionals. As its President/CEO, David was responsible for all aspects of the firm including business development, client engagement, solution delivery, and financial management.
From 2008 through 2011 David engaged hundreds of businesses, and organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, assisting them with their efforts to improve organizational performance through the effective use of entry talent. Over the past 20 years David has been privileged to give of his time, talents, and treasures in roles of volunteer leadership and active engagement with organizations including Junior Achievement, The Breathing Association, Columbus City Schools’ Project Mentor, Meals on Wheels, INROADS, Boy Scouts of America, and his church, St. Patrick’s Episcopal, serving a 3-year Vestry team, leading the annual pledge campaign and serving on the Diocese of Southern Ohio Commission on Ministry. A native of Columbus, OH and proud graduate of Columbus City Schools, David currently resides in Worthington with his wife and two children.