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Dave Scullin joined CFT as president and CEO in January 2017 after an extensive career at two global firms, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. He is a multifaceted leader, strategic business adviser, financial expert and CPA.

Prior to his retirement in May 2016, Dave was recognized as a top partner, holding multiple leadership roles throughout his career including at different times managing partner for Fort Worth and Phoenix, the lead client service partner for major global audit and non-audit clients, the industry leader of multiple sectors and creator and leader of Deloitte’s nationally recognized North Texas CFO Forum. Dave has extensive leadership experience with public, private, nonprofit and civic groups including the Fort Worth Chamber, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Leadership.

He is a graduate of Marquette University and lives in Plano with Susan, his wife of 40 years. His two adult children also reside in Texas.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Dave serves on the board of Austin Industries as well as a number of foundation boards.
Dave was featured as part of  D Magazine’s Dallas 500 in 2017 and 2018: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. He was also highlighted in Dallas Modern Luxury’s 2018 “Lending Hands” feature of their “top nine locals with shape-shifting ideas that make North Texas a place of thanksgiving.”

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Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Working in alignment with our great people, trustees, donors and nonprofit partners."

Favorite Quote

"Add value every day."