David Clunie is a general partner at Edward Jones and Head of Community Relations, where he is responsible for activating and operationalizing the firm’s purpose through thought leadership, impactful partnerships, and strategic deployment of Edward Jones resources, including financial and human capital, expertise, and relationships. David drives the firm’s work to partner for lasting financial strength, promote healthier futures, and advance inclusive growth.
He serves on the National Urban League Board of Trustees, the U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity, the U.S. Small Business Administration Commission on Underserved Communities, and he is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
David previously served as Executive Director of the Black Economic Alliance—a coalition of business leaders and aligned advocates driving economic progress and prosperity in the Black community. Before BEA, David was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Corporate Responsibility and Government Relations. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, he previously served as Deputy Associate White House Counsel, and he served as Deputy Director of Voter Protection for Iowa on President Obama’s 2008 Campaign.
David started his career as a litigation associate at the law firm Paul, Weiss LLP in NY, where he worked on commercial litigation cases and partnered with public interest organizations including the NAACP LDF and the Brennan Center for Justice on pro bono matters involving voting rights, police-community relations, prisoners’ rights, affirmative action, and disability rights.
David clerked for the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law where he was editor-in-chief of the law review, and he is an honors graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. He splits his time living between Harlem, New York and St. Louis, Missouri.