David C. Spangler
Senior Vice President, Policy, and General Counsel & Secretary

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David Spangler directs CHPA's legal affairs and international affairs, and oversees association policy initiatives. He has particular expertise in regulatory matters.

Spangler joined CHPA in 1984 as a legislative analyst. He subsequently served in a number of roles for the association in the president's office, project management, international affairs, and, after completing law school in 1995, the association's legal department. Spangler was named a vice president in 1997, and a senior vice president in 2006. His responsibilities were expanded to include the legal function in 2011.

Spangler serves on the board of directors of the World Self-Medication Industry. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar as well as the American Society of Association Executives. He authored the chapter on OTC medicines in "Modern Pharmaceutical Industry: A Primer" (Jacobsen and Wertheimer, eds., 2009) and is on the editorial board for the Food and Drug Law Institute's Policy Forum. Spangler earned his Certificate in Organizational Management in 1991 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization Management.

Education: A.B., Miami University (Ohio)
J.D., George Washington University National Law Center