David McKnight

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Agricultural Retailers Association

Director of Member Services
Washington, DC
United States


Director, Member Services

David joined ARA in August 2011 to operate and assist with the development of new member products and services as well as to manage the operations for member service programs. He works to promote membership engagement through the ARA website, social media channels and seminars.

David is a native of Lexington, KY and a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He joins ARA with experience in both non-profit and corporate environments. He previously worked as the Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for a non-profit historic preservation organization where he managed the marketing, membership & volunteer engagement activities. Most recently, he worked in Property Operations for a national commercial real estate firm.

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University of Kentucky

Post-Baccalaureate Masters Coursework
2007 To 2008

Hampden-Sydney College

2002 To 2006

Job History

Agricultural Retailers Association

Director, Member Services
August 2013 - present

Agricultural Retailers Association

Associate Director, Member Services & Communications
March 2012 - present

Agricultural Retailers Association

Member Services & Communications Coordinator
September 2011 - March 2012

EDENS : Connective Retail

Property Operations Coordinator
October 2010 - October 2011

Meushaw Development Company

Project Manager (Temporary Position)
January 2010 - October 2010

Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation

Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
August 2007 - January 2010