Staff Biography

DAVID LANGFORD, General Manager & COO    David Langford joined the effort to rebuild the World Trade Center site in 2005 as the CFO of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. This organization was created to raise funds, design, construct and operate the cultural components in the redevelopment plans. As the 9/11 Memorial and Museum were completed, David shifted his focus to the Performing Arts Center.

Prior to joining the WTC redevelopment effort, David was the Vice President for Finance and Administration, overseeing the operations of the Museum of the City of New York, where, at the time, a building addition and major renovation were underway. David’s personal interest in the arts and cultural organizations in NYC drove his break from the banking field. David previously worked in a number of lead financial roles for banking institutions, from major Wall Street firms to start-up financial organizations, where David honed his talents steering an organization through the challenges of rapid growth.

David graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting.