David Tittsworth

David Tittsworth

President

Investment Advisor Association

David G. Tittsworth is President and CEO of the Investment Adviser Association.

A native of Kansas, he received his B.A. degree from the University of Kansas in 1975 and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1978. 

Mr. Tittsworth served a significant portion of his professional career in the public sector, where he held positions in all three branches of government.  Mr. Tittsworth first served as Associate Staff on the House Budget Committee.  He accepted a position as Senior Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Transportation, Trade, and Hazardous Materials in 1989.  In 1991, he left Capitol Hill to become General Counsel and a partner with a government relations firm (now Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell), where he represented the Investment Adviser Association and other clients.  In 1992, he returned to Capitol Hill to serve as Counsel of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, a position he held until joining the IAA as Executive Director and Executive Vice President in October 1996.     

Mr. Tittsworth oversaw the relocation of the Association’s offices from New York to Washington, D.C. early in 1997. Today he manages all of the Association’s activities, including its involvement in a wide variety of legislative, regulatory, compliance, educational, and business issues that affect the investment advisory profession. 

The Investment Adviser Association (formerly the Investment Counsel Association of America) was founded in 1937. The Association is a not-for-profit organization that exclusively represents the interests of the investment adviser profession. The IAA’s diverse membership consists of about 500 SEC-registered investment advisory firms that collectively manage in excess of $9 trillion in assets for a wide variety of institutional and individual clients.