In 2004 Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) was founded to serve Active-Duty Troops deployed during the war in the Middle East with their own specific requests like replacement boots destroyed after a battle, Under Armor® T-shirts and more. Today, OTA supports not only our soldiers currently serving, but our veterans returning home who are struggling financially, physically and mentally through our Veterans Welcome Home Program. The Welcome Home program serves veterans residing in Western Pennsylvania. In 2022, OTA hit a milestone of serving 200,000+ troops and veterans since its inception. Operation Troop Appreciation is 100% volunteer run with 90% of donations going directly to soldiers and veterans.
Wonderful letter from our troops overseas!
Top Rated Charity for 13 Consecutive Years
Designate Operation Troop Appreciation on your annual giving for UNITED WAY ID:1525287
David leads the build-out of First Commonwealth’s advisory talent, with a particular emphasis on retirement and estate planning, and customized investment solutions. He is committed to providing a culture of customization and flexibility, ensuring superior service to the client.
Before joining First Commonwealth, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at FNB Wealth Management, responsible for the organization’s wealth management sales strategy, revenue retention efforts, investment agency accounts, employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments and trustee relationships. He also spent time at Federated Investors and PNC Wealth Management earlier in his career.
David is a Certified Public Accountant, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio and received his MBA from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.