David Harwell is the Assistant Director of Talent Pool Development at the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He graduated from Texas Tech University with both B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, and followed up with an Executive MBA certification from the University of Maryland. He has been a member of ACS for more than a quarter century, and before moving to AGU, he served on the staff of the Society for fifteen years. He is currently focused on developing a diverse and vibrant workforce in the Earth and space sciences.