David Schless has served as President of ASHA since its creation in 1991. With over 20 years of experience in seniors housing, David has an extensive understanding of seniors housing policy and regulatory issues, and an intimate knowledge of the seniors housing business. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Seniors Housing & Care Journal and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Erickson School at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). David has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by both the University of Connecticut and the University of North Texas for his work on behalf of seniors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Center for Aging and Human Development at the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Science degree from the Department of Applied Gerontology/Center for Studies in Aging at the University of North Texas.