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Organized Communicator, Thinker

"As a project manager and consultant, David instills confidence in his clients as well as his contractors with his clear focus and extraordinary organizational skill.

"His abilities to think critically and quickly, and to communicate clearly as issues arise are key components of my satisfaction with his work and with my participation in his projects." — Leigh Baker, IT Consultant


A Project Manager with extensive experience managing cross-cultural and international teams, including bridging language barriers, David Southgate is a Subject Matter Expert in EPA Brownfields, online publishing, media relations, and sales management.

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David Southgate is a bilingual (English/Spanish), certified Project Manager with extensive experience in non-profit, socio-economic development agencies and business startups. His entrepreneurial background led him to manage an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Area-wide Brownfields Planning Pilot for Desarrollo Integral del Sur (DISUR), planning the revitalization of a 3,500-acre former petrochemical zone along the Caribbean Coast of Puerto Rico. There, he is responsible for overall project success, planning and scheduling, scope management, recruitment, supervision, community and collaborator engagement, media relations, federal compliance management enforcement, and grant writing, as well as communication between EPA, the grant recipient, C-Level Stakeholders and local and state government.

Results, the Early Hallmark of a Career

He is a former small business owner and was previously General Manager at San Juan-based Casiano Communications. In 2001, he relocated to Puerto Rico after a successful career at Minneapolis and New York-based dot-coms and nationally prominent non-profit arts corporations.

Professional Leadership and Service

He is a Director on the Ponce-based Workforce Investment Board (WIA), member of the Project Management Institute, and a former Director of the Chamber of Commerce of South Puerto Rico. He possesses a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and is a published journalist at CNET,, CIO Update, and Datamation.

A British national and U.S. citizen, Southgate is a travel junkie, having visited cities around the U.S., Ireland, England, the Mexican Riviera, and the Caribbean. He presently lives in Ponce, Puerto Rico. [ resume ]

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