Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Counsel David Hayden has been elected chairman of the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) Board of Directors. NCDBA provides information, connections, and networking opportunities to members to build relationships and promote defense-related business within the state.
Hayden’s one-year term as chairman began in July. Prior to being elected chairman, he served for three years as a board member.
“I am honored to be selected for this responsibility,” said Hayden. “The NCDBA is a great organization that serves a very important purpose for the defense industry in North Carolina. It is far bigger than any one company or individual, so every member plays an important part in contributing to the growth of our industry.”
Hayden joined Smith Anderson’s Government Contracting practice in 2011 after serving as the general counsel and board secretary for USfalcon, Inc. He has extensive experience in government contracting, general corporate and employment law. He regularly advises companies and their directors and officers on corporate governance matters and other general corporate and business matters. He also represents a variety of defense contractors, advising on a broad range of federal contracting corporate issues such as International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), corporate ethics and organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) compliance issues. For more information on Hayden and his practice, visit his bio.
Hayden previously served as an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, investigating and prosecuting federal crimes as well as supervising all military attorneys authorized to practice in federal court in eastern North Carolina. He also conducted federal procurement fraud investigations in government contracting as a member of the Department of Justice Procurement Fraud Task Force for the Southeast.
Deeply involved in the community, Hayden also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, an organization dedicated to providing aid and financial assistance to North Carolina veterans. Additionally, he was recently named a Rotary International Assistant District Governor for District 7710, a role that involves oversight of six different Raleigh Rotary Clubs.
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About the North Carolina Defense Business Association
The North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) provides information, connections, and networking opportunities to members to build relationships and promote defense- related business within the state of North Carolina. The NCDBA is comprised of 250 businesses with interests in military contracting, government affairs and supporting the state’s military installations. For more information on the NCDBA, visit www.ncdba.com.