David A. Nutter serves as a Regional Director for Community and Member Outreach. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002-2012 where he served on the Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Joint Commission on Health Care, and the committees on Science and Technology and Militia and Police. During his tenure in the General Assembly he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Virginia Rural Health Association, Career and Technical Educators Association of Virginia and the Free Clinics of Virginia.
Nutter retired after 25 years as an administrative faculty member at Virginia Tech working in the Office of University Relations as a senior spokesperson and division manager. He was a specialist in the Office of Economic Development where he worked on projects across the state including issues confronting the state’s health workforce. Because of his interest in health policy, Nutter enrolled in Virginia Tech’s Master of Public Health Program in 2010. He completed his degree in December 2014.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 1988, Nutter served as press secretary to Congressman Connie Mack (R-Fla) from 1980-1985, and worked in both communications and policy positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services until moving to Blacksburg.
Governor Bob McDonnell appointed Nutter to the Virginia Community College System State Board in July 2012. Nutter also is a board member and legislative affairs committee chair for One Care of Southwest Virginia, a substance abuse organization, and serves on the boards of the Virginia Rural Health Resource Center and the NRV Partnership for Access to Healthcare (PATH).