David E. Griffith

Lead Director and Chair, Governance Committee


Dave Griffith is currently the Executive Director and Head Coach of Episcopal Community Services of Philadelphia. ECS is a 148-year-old faith-based social service agency focused on the issues of intergenerational poverty. In addition to his work at ECS, he is the Chairman of The Modern Group LTD., Chairman of Delaware Valley Floral Group, Chairman of Hoober Inc., Director of the JJ Haines Company and Director of Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC. He also serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, where he chairs the Governance Committee, and Friends of Foundation Academy. He is the Chairman of the McEwen Family Scholarship Foundation and a director of the Griffith Family Foundation. He also serves as an advisor to the Journal of Social Innovation, The Caliper Corporation and the IBM Customer Advisory Council.

He was previously President and CEO of the Modern Group Ltd, VP of Marketing for MCI National Accounts, Regional Manager for The ROLM Corporation, and served in several executive positions at IBM including Regional Manager, Branch Manager, Administrative Assistant to the President and Director of Marketing.

He is a graduate of Kenyon College and The Westminster Schools. At Kenyon, he received his BA with high honors in Economics and History.