Member Biography

DAVID REESE

Title: President

Organization: Florida's First Coast of Golf

Committee Position: Chair of Industry, Small Business and Rural Development Committee

Term: 07/01/2014 to 06/30/2022

David Reese is an experienced sales and marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry.

Currently, David is President of Florida’s First Coast of Golf, a golf destination marketing company located in Jacksonville Beach. He oversees the operation of the 501(c)6 organization that is designed to promote golf tourism to Northeast Florida.

The foundation is built on cooperative marketing/public relations efforts for 61 industry partners, five counties and the state under a unified brand. The accomplishments of the organization revolve around solid strategic, marketing/public relations plans and intense volunteer involvement.

David began his career as a Convention Sales Manager for the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Hospitality Management from Florida State University.

As an active participant in the community, David serves on the Board of Directors for VISIT FLORIDA, International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Gator Bowl Association, Visit Jacksonville, North Florida Hotel & Lodging Association and SKAL Club of Jacksonville.

David is married with two children and resides in Jacksonville Beach. He is an active member of Neptune Baptist Church.