David Mixson has been employed with Auburn University since 1994 and joined GEDI in 2016 as Associate Director. In this role, he provides direction to the Institute’s operations and economic development programs. He directs Auburn’s EDA University Center program focused on training future economic and community development leaders and improving Alabama’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is a two-time Auburn University graduate and has two sons attending Auburn. His oldest son is attending dental school at LSU-New Orleans. He lives in Auburn with his wife Christina and their twin daughters.