Since 1997, Pensacola native David Peaden has served as the executive director of the Home Builders Association of West Florida (HBA) representing the voice of the housing industry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. David has provided extensive leadership and produced positive outcomes on numerous committees in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the areas of workforce housing, building inspection enhancements, comprehensive planning and land development code improvements, subdivision infrastructure expansion, zoning and land use studies, and searches for building officials and planning directors. David understands the value of collaboration, diversity of opinion, and the inclusion of affected constituencies. David’s leadership has made a difference for a number of volunteer organizations, youth sports, fundraising efforts, and community initiatives. He currently serves on the boards of the Gulf Coast Kids House (President 2006-2008), United Way of Escambia County (President 2015-2017), University of West Florida Foundation, Gulf Coast Kid’s House Future Fund Foundation, Rebuild Northwest Florida, and is a longtime member of Pensacola North Rotary. David is married to the former Susan Simon, of Pensacola, who are proud parents of Katherine (12), John David (10), and Lauren (9). He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.