David C. Chavern is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Chavern serves as chair of the Chamber’s Management Committee and is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning. This includes responsibility for a range of policy, financial, administrative, and legal operations. Chavern also oversees several revenue operations, including corporate partnerships and small business outreach and membership.
Chavern previously served as the Chamber’s chief of staff and vice president of its Capital Markets initiative, where he quickly became one of the nation’s leading voices on corporate governance and on the regulation of U.S. capital markets. Earlier, he served in several senior positions at the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
Before coming to Washington, Chavern was in private legal practice in Philadelphia.
He holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University (valedictorian) and is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law (Order of the Coif) and the University of Pittsburgh (University Scholar).
Chavern resides with his wife and two children in Falls Church, Virginia. He is a member of the board of directors of AEGON U.S. Holding Corporation, the U.S. arm of the international life insurance, pension and investment group. He is also on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy & Negotiations. Further, he is on the board of the Falls Church Education Foundation and the board of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the leading think tank focusing on policy issues of importance to African-Americans.