David Pappas serves in governance, risk and compliance role within the IT function for Taylor Communications. In that role, David ensures that risks to the company’s ability to report accurate financial results associated with the information technology environment are adequately addressed. He works with process owners to implement process and technical, environmental controls which will eliminate or mitigate risks. He has been employed at Taylor Communications for 28 years. Previous roles have included outsourcing management, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project management, development manager, business analyst and developer.
When not improving Taylor Communication’s business environment, David enjoys working in the community. He lives in Troy Ohio with his wife Becky, Dave and Becky have two adult children – Matt and Michelle. Matt is employed at Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney Ohio. His daughter is a Designer employed with R.G. Barry. Becky is employed as a Treasurer’s Assistant in the Treasurer’s Office in Troy City Schools.
David volunteers his time leading the Troy Strawberry Festival Soccer Invitational. He has been involved in this local fundraiser for 15 years, serving as tournament director for the last nine. During his tenure, the tournament has raised more than $150,000 for several local organizations including the Troy High School Soccer Parents, Troy Soccer Club, FC Tippecanoe and the Miami East High School Soccer Parents. In addition to serving as a fundraiser for these local soccer organizations, the tournament also has funded up to six $750 scholarships for graduates of Troy High School over the past eight years.
In 2010, David served as the General Chairman of the Troy Strawberry Festival. In that role, David provided direction to over 60 committees organized to host the event. The Troy Strawberry Festival serves as a fundraiser for local civic organizations in and around Miami County. It has been recognized as one of the premier festivals in Ohio and the region. In 2016, the festival celebrated its 40th Anniversary.
David is a graduate of Ohio University (BS) and Miami University (MBA). He earned degrees in Finance, Computer Systems and a Masters in Business Administration. He holds certifications from ISACA in Enterprise Information Technology Governance as well as Risk and Information Security Control.