David W. Campbell


Adjunct Professor - MSB Faculty
Adjunct Professor


MSB Faculty
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David Campbell is Deputy Director of Investment Services at SelectUSA, the investment promotion agency of the United States. SelectUSA is part of the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. SelectUSA creates jobs across the United States by facilitating business investment (FDI) through services provided to two primary clients, potential investors and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs). SelectUSA has facilitated over $23 billion in client-verified investments since 2011. https://www.selectusa.gov/.

Campbell supervises the Investment Services team, manages an international portfolio (investors) comprising $16 trillion in GDP, a domestic portfolio (EDOs) encompassing $4.8 trillion in GDP, and serves on special projects throughout the Department.

Campbell received the 2016 International Trade Administration (ITA) Bronze Medal, the highest award bestowed by ITA, plus the Timothy J. Hauser Memorial Award, which honors ITA employees who have demonstrated extraordinary performance.

Prior to joining SelectUSA, Campbell was Director of Government Relations at ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc. (Washington, D.C. Office), a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, a $45 German global technology and materials group. ThyssenKrupp ‘s U.S. operations comprise 30 subsidiaries with $9 billion in sales and 15,000 employees in 42 states.

Before joining ThyssenKrupp, Campbell was Director of Climate Change, Energy and Trade Policy at the Representative of German Industry + Trade (RGIT), the Washington, D.C. liaison office for the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK). The BDI has 36 sectoral association members that represent 100,000 corporations that employ 8 million. The DIHK has 80 chapters across Germany, 3.6 million total members, and 120 foreign offices.

Campbell was a Transatlantic Fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany. He developed a sustainability strategy for the Free State of Saxony at the Saxon Ministry for Environment and Agriculture in Dresden, and organized a workshop on transatlantic environmental policy at Ecologic Institute, a leading environmental think tank in Berlin.

After graduating from Yale, Campbell spent a year in Chemnitz, Germany as a teaching assistant at the Technical University and played #2 singles on the local travel tennis team.

Campbell studied German and political science at Yale. He has a law degree from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hartford.

Prior to studying law, Campbell worked at Arthur Andersen LLP in Hartford, Connecticut and Indianapolis, Indiana, specializing in financial statement audits and regulatory exams of insurance and financial services clients.

Campbell is licensed to practice law in his home state of Connecticut, and holds a CPA license from the State of Indiana (inactive status).


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  • J.D. (2005) Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Law
  • M.S. (1997) University of Hartford, Accounting
  • B.A. (1994) Yale College, German Studies


  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (speak, read, write)