David B. Waller, 1970
B.A., Denison University
J.D., University of Tulsa
District of Columbia
Citation awarded May, 1991
After graduating from Denison cum laude, and the University of Tulsa Law School cum laude in 1973, David began his career in Washington, D.C. with the Department of Justice. After a few years in private practice, he was appointed to the White House as senior associate counsel to the President.
This distinguished appointment was as followed by four years as assistant secretary for internal affairs and energy emergencies with the Department of Energy.
As assistant secretary, he served as the U.S. delegate to the Board of Governors, International Atomic Energy Agency, and thus the principal international policy advisor to the secretary. His duties also included coordination of the department’s non-nuclear emergency planning and emergency operations, and the department’s relationships with foreign governments.
He served from 1972 to 1973 as director of the Friends of Kennedy Center, and from 1985 to 1986 as a director of the Federal Bar Association.
David is currently vice president of the Williams Companies in Washington, D.C.
David has given Denison significant service as president of the Society of the Alumni, National Annual Fund chair, and membership on the Presidential Search Committee. In the Fall of 1991, he will begin a term as an alumni-nominated trustee.