David McCallister, DTM, ID of Arlington, Texas works in Agency Administration at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. In his career, McCallister has managed multi-million dollar government defense contracts and provided budget oversight for charitable fundraising events for a number of international organizations.
McCallister graduated from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications. He has since served on the Baylor University 2012 strategic planning committee, where he helped develop a 10-year plan to advance the university’s status in the higher education community.
A dedicated Toastmaster since 2004, McCallister is a member of two clubs in Texas: Cowtown Toastmasters and NCTCOG Toastmasters clubs. He has held a number of prominent leadership positions within the organization and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation — the highest level of achievement in Toastmasters. His leadership at the division and district levels led to recognition as Division Governor of the Year and President’s Distinguished District.
McCallister is passionate about the Toastmasters program. “There are different types of leaders, some who want to be someone great and others who want to do something great. By doing great things we become great leaders,” he says. “Toastmasters helped me find my voice not only as a leader but as an individual.”
As a Director of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, McCallister is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.
Saturday Education Session
Title: Creating Sustainable Members
Synopsis: Members are the heart of our organization. Membership growth and retention are key to sustaining a successful club. In this interactive session, learn best practices of identifying the prospective member and transforming them into a member for life.