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David Wilcox

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Dave is the president and CEO of Global Skills X-Change (GSX). Dave co-founded GSX to focus on the deployment and implementation of industry practices for using validated skill and knowledge information to develop strategies and provide tools to support the development of a high quality workforce. Currently, he is working with an array of public and private organizations for achieving this objective. Dave was the former Executive Deputy Director of the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) in Washington, DC. In this role, he was responsible for developing strategies for infusing industry skill standards and certifications in the Workforce Development and Educational Systems of the United States.


Experienced in management skills and business leadership development, Dave holds a master’s degree in both counseling and human resources and electrical engineering, and is also a registered professional engineer. Dave created Wilcox Performance Systems and was a principal of Executive Effectiveness Inc. prior to his associations with the NSSB. In these roles, he provided quality leadership, strategic management services, and training for major corporations (Xerox, ADP, IBM, and Corning), the Department of Defense, and many public agencies. He serves on numerous national committees and has been recognized in many publications including “Who’s Who in America“ for over 35 years.

Some X-Facts about Dave

  • Dave holds a patent in electrophotographic imaging.

  • Dave has three daughters: Terri, Cindy, Jana; and five grandchildren (including two sets of twins).

  • He is an official Kentucky Colonel

  • An important note, a fan of Elvis, Dave met Elvis and Priscilla at a reception for the “Ten Outstanding Young Men of America” and discussed his then recent engagement as a DEA agent for President Nixon.