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David Albritton

David Albritton is the founder & CEO of the executive coaching and consulting firm, Nineteen88 Strategies, which is based in the Washington, DC Metro area. He is an International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified executive coach, as well as a recognized business leader, motivational speaker and public  relations/communications expert with more than three decades of leadership experience across the corporate, nonprofit and military sectors. He holds the distinction as one of very few former Chief Communications Officers to transition in an operational role as the chief executive of a business division of a Fortune 25 company in addition to being elected to a public company board of directors. His career highlights include:


  • Independent Board Director, Embecta Corp. (NASDAQ: EMBC)

  • President, General Motors Defense

  • Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Exelis

  • Vice President, Communications, Amazon Web Services


As an executive coach, David offers his decades of business experience and guidance to leaders at all levels and is passionate about working with them in areas such as leadership presence, performance optimization, personal branding, communications and networking skills, emotional intelligence, work-life balance, career transitions, team effectiveness, time management, and managing stress. He provides his clients with the tools, strategies and resources needed to help them change their mindset, act with intention, influence others, reveal their strengths and empower their career growth.

His ideal client is ready to embrace his/her personal growth and development and is open to creating a safe place to fully explore and address key issues and concerns for endless possibilities.

David is a Service-Disabled Veteran that served 10 years as a officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an M.S. in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He received his executive coaching training at Georgetown University and has also completed executive education courses at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the Wharton School of Business.

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