Hampton Roads Pride 2018 Board Nominee Profile: David Coffman

Name: David Coffman

David Coffman

Home: Virginia Beach


  • PagaNet, Inc. (later, LISTEN Media, Inc.)(tax-exempt organization). Legal Counsel (1998 – 2010). Director, Board of Directors (2000 – 2003)
  • South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (tax-exempt organization). Pro Bono Attorney (1995 – 1997)
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J. D. (1987)
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Government; Minor, Anthropology (1984)
  • Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, VA (1980)

Why I want to serve on Hampton Roads Pride Board:

I am an attorney. When I was recently asked to consider applying for a position on the Board of Directors for Hampton Roads Pride, my primary thoughts involved the announcement at the August membership meeting that Pride’s current legal counsel will be stepping down from the Board at the end of her term on November 6, 2017.  This announcement troubled me considering Pride’s size, scope of community involvement and the potential legal tripwires any tax-exempt organization faces.  This change of circumstances forms the basis for why I want to serve on the H. R. Pride Board.