Biography - David Slack

David Slack
Vice President, Government Affairs for Bombardier

David Slack serves as Vice President, Government Affairs for Bombardier, a global corporation headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and the world’s only manufacturer of planes and trains. Appointed to the role in 2009, Mr. Slack manages the corporation’s government relations outreach activities in the United States. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Canadian American Business Council.

Mr. Slack began his career with Bombardier in 1997 as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the company’s Capital division. He was later appointed Director, Corporate Identity and Branding at Bombardier’s head offices in Montreal before moving to Bombardier’s rail business in 2003. In that capacity, he handled both domestic and international files in communications, media relations and public affairs. In 2006, he was named head of communications and public affairs for Bombardier’s rail business in the Americas, assuming lead responsibility for media interactions, executive communications and public outreach in that region.

Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Slack held management positions in communications and public affairs with global telecommunications equipment provider Nortel, including assignments in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Before that, he headed a communications and public outreach program at the Institute for Academic Technology, a research center jointly operated by IBM and the University of North Carolina, and served as staff coordinator and public information officer for the Washington State Legislature.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Mr. Slack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Arts degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.