David Spangler leads the association’s team of eight across legal, government affairs, and policy functions. 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 his current role in 2019.
Spangler 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 has served on a range of committees and working groups for the Food and Drug Law Institute and the Global Self-Care Federation. Spangler earned his Certificate in Organizational Management in 1991 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization Management.