David Scott O'Bryon, JD, CAE

Chair, ACIH

President, Association of Chiropractic Colleges


David O’Bryon, founder and president of O’Bryon & Company, is chair of ACCAHC. With more than thirty years of association and government experience, he has served organizations as an executive, consultant, and volunteer. His responsibilities have included policy formulation and implementation for associations; design and management of membership recruitment efforts; development and implementation of government relations strategies and public affairs programs; volunteer and staff recruitment; designing, writing and editing communications/publications; and administrative management of budgeting and financial oversight. He registered as a lobbyist before the U.S. Congress in 1980. He has been involved in virtually all the major federal legislative initiatives for the chiropractic profession since that time. He has served as Executive Director/President of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges since 1996.

Prior to forming O’Bryon & Company, O’Bryon served as chief executive officer for many non profit organizations as well as in key government staff positions. He was a senior Congressional staffer for U.S. Representative Gilbert Gude and U.S. Representative Newton I. Steers, Jr. He has been a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Associations Council of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives. He serves on the Secretariat of the National Association of Colleges and Universities. He holds the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives, a B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and a J.D. degree from the Potomac School of Law. He was award the LL.D. degree (Hon.) from Logan College in 2001. In 2002 the American Chiropractic Association named him “Humanitarian of the Year”. In 2003 the Fellowship of International Chiropractors named him a “Fellow”. In 2006, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards awarded him the “Presidential Recognition Award” for service to the chiropractic profession. In 2009, he received the leadership award from the Federation of Schools of the Allied Health Professions, where he was the past president. He also serves on the steering committee on the Chiropractic Summit. He has been an official delegate for chiropractic to the World Health Organization's annual meeting 2007 to the present.