Executive vice president, Bennett Advertising, Harlingen, Texas, 1958-1963; account executive, Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago, 1963-1965; editor, public, M-G Publs., Inc., Chicago, 1965-1966; executive director member services, American Business Press, New York City, 1966-1969; manager marketing services, Miller Public Company, Minneapolis, 1969-1981; general manager, Doane Public, Control Data Corporation, St. Louis, 1981-1988; president, Bennett Communications, St. Louis, 1988-1989; chief Executive officer, David S. Bennett Corporation, Minneapolis, since 1989. Board directors Finan Public Company.
National chairman American Agriculture Day, 1973, 1974, 1977. Board directors Kirkwood (Missouri) Library, 1987-1989. Served to capt, United States Air Force Reserve, 1957-1965.
Member National Agrimarketing Association (director 1982-1983, Workhorse of Year award 1977), Agriculture Day Foundation (president 1979-1980), St. Louis Agriculture Business Club., Sales and Marketing Executives (executive vice president, executive committee, board directors 1987-1989), National Speakers Association Lodges: Rotary (vice president, board director Webster Groves 1986-1988).
Married Charlotte Ann Nalley, September 14, 1957 (divorced March 1979). Children: Tucker David, Charles Roy, Ward Ross, Spencer Hill. Married Donna Mae Boeser, February 8, 1981.