David Swink is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Strategic Interactions, Inc., an organizational performance improvement firm based in Vienna, Virginia. Using SI's innovative simulations and practical exercises, he has consulted to many organizations throughout the world helping them to create more effective work environments. His clients include America Online, Time Warner, Ann Taylor, CNN, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Freddie Mac, Ernst & Young, Turner Entertainment, Boeing, The U.S. Senate, The State Department, DIA, CIA and the Department of Education.
David has taught violence prevention and crisis intervention strategies to police departments and other organizations for 30 years and taught hostage negotiation for eight years as part of the FBI Hostage Negotiation Seminar. He has also served as a consultant to Prince George's County Police, Fairfax County Police, and the U.S. Capitol Police. David and his colleagues have been an integral part of the Secret Service's training in protective Intelligence since 1981 and he has partnered with the Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education to teach prevention of school violence throughout the U.S. and Canada
Prior to beginning Strategic Interactions, David served as the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Training Program in Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a certified Trainer Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Swink is Past President of The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and a member of The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He is a former adjunct faculty member at The Catholic University of America.
Strategic Interactions' work has been featured on "60 Minutes," Nightline, Good Morning America, and in the Washington Post, The L.A. Times The Wall Street Journal , Business Week, and many other consumer media.