David Spangler

Senior Vice President, Legal, Government Affairs & Policy

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.

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