David O'Bryon, JD, CAE

Immediate-Past Chair, ACIH
President, Association of Chiropractic Colleges 

David O’Bryon, founder and president of O’Bryon & Company, is immediate past chair of ACIH. With more than thirty years of association and government experience, he has served organizations as an executive, consultant, and volunteer. His responsibilities have included policy formulation and implementation for associations; design and management of membership recruitment efforts;development and implementation of government relations strategies and public affairs programs;volunteer and staff recruitment; designing, writing and editing communications/publications; and administrative management with budgeting and financial oversight. He registered as a lobbyist before the U.S. Congress in 1980. He has been involved in virtually all the major federal legislative initiatives for the chiropractic profession since that time. He has served as Executive Director/President of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges since 1996.

Starting in 2019 he began a three year term as chair of the Secretariat of the National Association of Colleges and Universities and serves on their governing board.

Prior to forming O’Bryon & Company, O’Bryon served as chief executive officer for a number of non profit organizations as well as in key government staff positions. He was a senior Congressional staffer for U.S. Representative Gilbert Gude and U.S. Representative Newton I. Steers, Jr. He has been a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Associations Council of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives. He holds the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives, a B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and a J.D. degree from the Potomac School of Law. He was award the LL.D. degree (Hon.) from Logan College in 2001. In 2002 the American Chiropractic Association named him “Humanitarian of the Year”. In 2003 the Fellowship of International Chiropractors named him a “Fellow”. In 2006 the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards awarded him the “Presidential Recognition Award” for service to the chiropractic profession. He is the past President of the Federation of Schools of the Allied Health Professions.