David has been at the helm of TransitCenter since 2013, leading its reinvention as a civic philanthropy. The TransitCenter commissions and conducts research on and advocates for improving urban transportation.
Previously, David served as Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability in the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City.
Prior to entering public service, Bragdon worked in international trade and freight transportation in the private sector. He opened the first Nike office in Singapore where he oversaw the company's Southeast Asia shipping, worked as a maritime vessel agent at Columbia River ports, and worked as a marketing manager for the Port of Portland.
David was elected to the Metro Council, Portland Oregon’s regional government, in 1998 and was elected the first Metro Council President in 2002, a position he held until 2010.
B.S. Government, Harvard University
M.A. Liberal Studies, Reed Colleg