Dave Tyahla

Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University

More than two decades experience as a Government Relations and Sports Philanthropy Executive: Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Registered Lobbyist on behalf of over 50,000 state and local park and recreation professionals and citizen advocates (2011-17).

Director of Government Relations, U.S. Soccer Foundation (1998-2011). Government Relations, FIFA Women’s World Cup USA™ 1999 & 2003.  “United for DC” (DC United Foundation), founding Vice President.

Sports-based youth development, grant-writing, program measurement & evaluation, corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices, event logistics and protocol, as well as public policy and legislative analysis.

Accomplishments: Effectively advocated before Congress to secure over $500 million in new federal funding for local community parks, as well as sports-based youth development programs. Is credited with establishing the Congressional Soccer Caucus, and new programming to use organized sports as the vehicle to combat childhood obesity and delinquency.