David is responsible for the strategic direction and culture of the firm and remains active on the Firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to forming Hallador Investment Advisors Inc., David was the President of Hallador, Inc., a financial services firm for the Robert and Jane Hardie Family in Sacramento, California from 1974 to 2002. The family owned one of the three founders blocks of Freedom Communications, a diverse newspaper and television company which was sold to Blackstone in 2004 for $1.85 billion. He is a Director and Founder of Hallador Energy Company (HNRG) a NASDAQ listed company; and is on the board of the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. David graduated from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and; Finance/Accounting and completed the Owner/President Management program through Harvard University Business School in 1990.