After working in Washington, DC for almost 10 years in a variety of capacities for Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO), Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME) and the Democratic Party, David Gasson joined Boston Capital in 1995 as Vice President and Director. Joining with industry pioneers Herb Collins and Jack Manning, and utilizing his years of experience on Capitol Hill, David quickly became a leading voice on policy and advocacy with decision makers in the Nation’s Capital.
David’s responsibilities included representing Boston Capital’s housing and tax agenda before the administration and Congress in Washington, DC, regularly meeting with administration officials, legislative leaders and senior legislative staff. He also briefed investor and developer partners on the legislative and political landscape.
Since 1995, David has served as the Executive Director of the Housing Advisory Group. A 501 c 6 organization founded in 1993, the Housing Advisory Group educates state and federal officials on housing programs and formulates policies leading to the expansion of affordable housing production. The Housing Advisory Group’s membership consists of developers and professionals from across the country involved in the affordable housing industry. David is an original member of the Affordable Housing ACTION Campaign, where he sits on the steering committee. He also serves on the policy/legislative subcommittee and the tax reform working group. David is a member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) and the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA). He also serves as an advisor to the Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA) on policy and national advocacy.
On behalf of his many affiliations, David regularly consults with Members of Congress and congressional staff on policies affecting affordable housing. He is a sought-after speaker at national conferences, industry gatherings, state association meetings and with investor groups across the country.
On the home front in Boston, David serves on the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Community Advisory Board of WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Business Leadership.