David Liapis is the President of the Board at the American Leadership and Policy Foundation. The president leads the foundation’s directors at the discretion and under the direction of the board of directors. This will ensure continuity in the day-to-day affairs of the foundation. The president will be responsible for the broad day-to-day operations of the foundation and leading the directors in carrying out ALPF’s mission. David is also an officer and veteran journalist with an international relations and a mass communications background.
David gained much of his career experience while serving as Chief of Public Affairs for the three Air Force installations in the U.S. and Turkey. While in these positions, David provided strategic level counsel to senior wing leaders regarding internal and external diplomatic communications; media engagement, social media and operational/communication security. He also managed all visual information, news publication operations, and served as the chief editor for the respective base websites and newspaper publications.
Liapis also manages teams comprised of 10-15 civilian and military photojournalists and broadcasters. While in this capacity, David also serves as a member of the wing commander’s crisis action team, creates operational and contingency communication plans; monitors and assesses media reports; creates graphics design, produces photos and writes commentaries, features and news stories.
In addition to publishing dozens of editorials, news and feature stories for the Air Force, David authored two novels published by Westbow Press – The Breaking of the Dawn, and Love Unconditional. He has also written numerous letters to the editors of various newspapers championing conservative ideals and policy reform.
David holds a Master’s in Ministry and a B.S. in Management from Wayland Baptist University. He currently resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife Kristina and their five children.
Communications, Media, Press, Military, DoD Operations, Theology, Policy, Crisis Management, Human rights.