David Catalan is the president of Catalan Consulting. Prior to establishing his consulting practice in April of 2008, he was the executive director of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands from August 2002 to February 2008. David served as a cabinet member in the office of the former mayor of Omaha, Hal Daub, during the last year of that administration in the capacity of Director of Workforce Development for the City of Omaha. Before that he was executive director of the Omaha Press Club, a private membership organization promoting excellence in journalism and press relations. David Catalan came to Omaha from Los Angeles in 1980 with the Union Pacific Railroad and served with the railroad in a variety of positions, including government affairs and community relations until 1993. He is the author of Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Marketing (WriteLife, 2012).