David N. Campbell (born 1941)

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David N. Campbell

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David N. Campbell

David Campbell


November 4, 1941 (age 79)



Known for

All Hands And Hearts - Smart Response

David Campbell is a technology executive, corporate board member, and the founder and chairman of All Hands and Hearts, nonprofit natural disaster response and rebuild organization.[1][2] In 1997, he was appointed as the president of BBN Technologies of Cambridge, Mass. by then-president Bill Clinton.[3] Campbell has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of public companies Tektronix, M&T Bank, MRO Software, and Gibraltar Industries; as Trustee at both Niagara University and SUNY-Buffalo; as Chairman for civic organizations including Roswell Park Cancer Institute Council, the Buffalo United Way campaign, the Erie County IDA, and the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.[4]


Personal life[edit]

Campbell was born in November 1941. He is originally from Buffalo, New York and earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Buffalo in 1966, where he has served as a trustee. After receiving a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics from Niagara University in 1963.[5] He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from both Niagara University and Canisius College,[6][4] Citizen of the year from The Buffalo News,[6] the 2013 Richard Cornuelle Award and the Encore.org 2014 Symetra Purpose Prize.[7]

Campbell started his career in 1963 with IBM and then left to join Computer Task Group.[5] He is married to Gay Wind Campbell and the couple have 4 children.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2015 Wins the Points of Light Award

  • 2015 St Vincent de Paul medal, Vincentian Heritage Convocation[8]

  • 2014 Encore.org Purpose Prize Award winner

  • 2013 Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Manhattan Institute

  • 2006 Encore.org Purpose Prize Fellow

  • 1993 Man of the Year, Buffalo News


Books authored by Campbell[edit]

  • Campbell, David (2015), All Hands: The Evolution of a Volunteer-Powered Disaster Response Organization

  • Campbell, David (2014), Being There: The Creation of a Cool, Happy, and Surprisingly Effective Disaster Response Organization

Technology Patents[edit]

  • Dec 03, 2002, US# 6,490,458 B1 "Portable phone bank"

  • Nov 26, 2002, US# 6,487,284 B1 "Card pay telephone with speed dialing"