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David MacDonald, MA

Immediate Past Chair

David MacDonald, MA, (IABC NC Triangle) has more than three decades of professional communications experience. Currently senior internal communications strategist at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dave began his career as a reporter and editor at the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record in Virginia. He went on to serve as Assistant Director of Communications with the North Carolina Bar Association, Director of Communications with UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, and Manager of Corporate Communications with Martin Marietta. A Massachusetts native, Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in English at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and his master’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. A member of the NC Triangle IABC chapter since 2009, Dave’s leadership roles have included Chapter VP of Finance, Chapter President and Past President, and Southern Region Chapter Services Director, VP of Leadership Development, Vice Chair, and Chair.