David Yeates has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Wildlife Association for the last six years. TWA focuses on natural resource education, hunter recruitment and retention, and robust advocacy at the Texas Capitol. Yeates graduated with an Agricultural Economics degree from Texas A&M University, and completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He worked in community banking for over 14 years prior to joining TWA in May of 2014. His family still owns their fifth generation homestead and continues to farm and ranch in the Rolling Plains of Texas. He is an avid hunter and angler, spending much of his recreational time in the field or on the coast.