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David Via

Co-President & Chief Operating Officer

Having grown up in Wilson, NC, David understands the importance of education in smaller communities and the impact they can have on a lifetime of learning.


An Eagle Scout and alumnus of the McCallie School, David graduated from North Carolina State University on a NROTC scholarship with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Naval Science. Via is a Navy Veteran of 5 years who served on board USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) and is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Navy Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism - Expeditionary and Service Medals, and the Navy Deployment Sea Service Ribbon. During his service he was also awarded the peer nominated Navy and Marine Corps Association Leadership Award.

David currently works as a Civil Engineer for Bartlett Engineering and Surveying, a family owned engineering firm serving Eastern North Carolina. He also serves on the Preface Scholarship Subcommittee.