Mr. MacGillivray is Chairman of Springsted, an independent financial, management and economic development advisory firm.  His direct client responsibilities cover major cities and counties, as well as high-growth suburban jurisdictions.  He is the author of numerous studies on fiscal impact analysis, economic development finance and debt management.  In addition to his duties at Springsted, Mr. MacGillivray frequently lectures on economic development, financial management and the municipal bond industry.  His articles have appeared in Government Finance Review (GFR) and other publications.  He co-teaches the Government Finance Officers Association’s national course on economic development finance.  David MacGillivray has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning of the National GFOA.  While on the Committee he participated in the drafting of ‘Best Practices’ on the Role of the Finance Director in Economic Development, Proper Use of Incentives and Public-Private Partnerships.  He worked as a city finance director for ten years.  Mr. MacGillivray is a Certified Independent Professional Municipal Advisor (CIPMA) and received his master’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota.