Staff Biography

David Darnell
Director, Investor Relations

David Darnell has served as the Director of Investor Relations for the Highlands Economic Partnership since August of 2019.

David serves as the liaison and primary point of contact for any and all matters pertaining to investors that contribute to the Highlands Economic Partnership in the form of monetary contributions and in-kind investments to the organization. His responsibilities include but are not limited to bringing value to current investors, developing relationships for prospective investors and communicating needs of investors to the Highlands Economic Partnership team. Since joining the team, David has increased the number of Highlands’ investors while also bringing additional value to current investors.

Prior to joining the Highlands Economic Partnership, David cofounded a direct-hire recruiting business that’s still in operation and partners with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and he also cofounded a men’s product line that is currently sold in 1,400+ stores across the US.

David currently serves on the YP Highlands Leadership Team and partners with IMPACT Cookeville, helping them with their fundraising needs.

David proudly resides in Cookeville with his wife Ali, son Dax and mohawk-sporting labradoodle Stanley.