David Yeates served for seven years as Chief Executive Officer of Texas Wildlife Association, a statewide organization with approximately 10,000 members. TWA focuses on natural resource education, hunter recruitment and retention, while maintaining a robust advocacy presence at the Texas Capitol. Before his time at TWA and since, he has worked in community banking around the state and presently in New Braunfels.
Yeates graduated with an Agricultural Economics degree from Texas A&M University, and completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. His family still owns their fifth generation homestead and continues to farm and ranch in the Rolling Plains of Texas. He is an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his recreational time in the field or on the water.