David Leckey is Executive Director of Orton Family Foundation where he guides the foundation in its mission to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America with the foundation’s community development model Community Heart & Soul®.He grew up in Van Buren, Ohio, (pop. 342) where he was imbued with Midwest friendliness that garnered him friends all over the world. Before joining Orton, he was Executive Vice President of Dane Technologies and President of its subsidiary, LEVO USA—a combined $20 million company based in Minnesota and Switzerland that he helped found. While he traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Australia, his heart was in small town America. A steadfast believer in the wisdom of local people, David launched rural programs for business development, job creation, and revitalization in his roles as a nonprofit and state government executive. He enjoys skiing, boating, and spending time with his family.