Business and Economic Development
WGGO strives to provide the most appropriate, dependable, long-term, and safe directions for the future. WGGO offers environmental solutions and an advisory platform for a multitude of problems with the world’s top firms and individuals of their fields. Furthermore, we use various methods to quantify and develop a sustainable transparency framework in compliance with global practices.
WGGO is the ideal organization to establish direct contact with the financial industry, which provides financial and intellectual capital to develop solutions to current environmental challenges. WGGO is engaged in and committed to sustainable practices, with the goal of optimizing economic growth while conserving resources and resolving sustainability issues.
Experts & Strategic Consultants
David J. Byrd
Member of the Committee,
Women & Energy Committee
David J. Byrd
David Byrd helps put the right talent in the right place in your organization.
He brings 15+ years of experience in public service at the federal, state, county, and local level to bear on behalf of Korn Ferry clients.
Mr. Byrd ended his federal service in Jan. 2021 as the 18th National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) located within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Before that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Mr. Byrd has had an exemplary career as a public servant. He has been a three-time presidential appointee, a three-time gubernatorial appointee, and a two-time county government appointee. He has served as an executive on transition teams at the federal, state, and county levels.
Earlier in his career, he worked at: the U.S. Dept. of Education, advising the assistant secretary on postsecondary education issues; the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, implementing policy on children and family issues; and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, as a researcher.
Throughout his career, Mr. Byrd has received numerous designations, awards, and accolades. In August 2021, he was named a Man of Power and Influence in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region by the Global Conscious Initiative.
Mr. Byrd completed his BA in English at Ohio Wesleyan University and his MA in Corporate Public Relations at Rowan University.
He is a former member of Toastmasters International and the Public Relations Society of America.