2023 June Spotlight

David Fuller

At SPQA, our support in helping organizations on their journey to excellence leverages the talents and experiences of our volunteer workforce. Each workforce member has a unique story to tell. In this article we have interviewed David Fuller, our SPQA Treasurer to get his story.

Why did you choose to become a Board Member for SPQA? 
Service beyond self. I saw opportunity to contribute and have that magnified in return from fellow members – and non-Board members.

What has been the most enjoyable aspect of being a Board Member?
The people I have met and been associated in this organization have been truly inspirational. Exposure to folks who display an honest and unselfish motivation to make better what they see and can influence is a rare experience. We have had many devoted to this mission.

What is your primary goal for learning from this experience? 
Never give up. That is – be resilient – learn best practices (and unlearn more than a few) and implement those on a daily basis.

What have you gained from serving as a Board Member?
Weathering societal and operational cycles of high and low enthusiasm, business conditions and the associated drama are gains. Rarely is there a status quo, so ability and willingness to change, to recognize that business models have flexibility, are gains.

What is your greatest passion outside of your professional life?
Non-Profit work presents a major satisfaction. Whether it be historic preservation and interpretation, or ability to affect solutions for single parent families, or inspire an enterprise to examine itself to become better at what it does and who it serves … make for more smiles than frowns.