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David BernsteinDavid Bernstein brings a wealth of experience to the Encore Board of Directors in the area strategic planning, business, and information technology. Having retired as Captain from the United States Coast Guard after 35 years of distinguished reserve and active duty service, including serving as the Coast Guard CIO, David continued his career as an Enterprise & IT Governance Consultant-Strategist and Senior Consultant for the world's largest information systems outsourcing organization, EDS. David has demonstrated dynamic leadership in the government and private sector as an Executive Consultant to both US and foreign governments working with CEOs, CIOs, and senior business and IT management to define and employ effective methods and processes to develop strategic business plans. He has expertise in strategic IT plans, enterprise governance, IT governance, enterprise architecture, capital planning & investment control, portfolio management, IT investment management, and value measurement. In addition, David worked as a Managing Consultant/Architect and Senior Consultant working with the Government of Singapore, the US Navy, the US Army, the Government of the United Kingdom, the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the Government of Australia, and the Government of Hong Kong. David also served as the Director of the Office of Administrative & Management Systems for the Social Security Administration.

David holds a BA in Economics from the City University of New York and attended the US Coast Guard Academy New London Connecticut, The George Washington University, New York University, The Naval War College in Newport Rhode Island, and the National Defense University in Washington DC.

In addition he has served as a Public Member on the Hearing Committee Board on Professional Responsibility for the DC Bar, as chairperson of the Capital Area Coast Guard Retiree Council, and as a volunteer with the National Museum of Natural History.

David sings as a Baritone with the Capital Encore Chorale and has offered his expertise and knowledge to Encore’s Board of Director as it develops and implements its strategic plans for the next decade ahead, and beyond.  

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About Encore

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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.

You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!

“..Thirty's the end of being young, forty is where you stop fooling yourself.”― Stephen King, The Bachman Books