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David Payne

David C. Payne
Senior Director of Operations for Business and Administration

David Payne joined Emory in 2006 as Senior Director of Communications for the Clifton Community Partnership, and was responsible for internal, external, community and media communications of Emory’s 2005 Master Plan.  Mr. Payne also oversaw Emory-wide communications for Business and Administration initiatives beginning in 2009, and joined the Executive Vice President’s office as Senior Director of Operations in 2011.  Prior to joining Emory, Mr. Payne served as a senior associate for Atlanta-based public affairs firms, and for a local Fortune 50 company.

In his current capacity, he is responsible for the liaison between faculty, staff and programs that interface with the Executive Vice President and the divisions within Business and Administration.   Mr. Payne serves as the primary staff contact to Emory’s Real Estate, Buildings and Grounds committee and oversees community outreach and communications for the Clifton Community Partnership.  He is a member of the Atlanta Press Club, Leadership DeKalb and chairs the Board for the Emory Village Alliance.   Mr. Payne holds a B.A. degree from the University of Richmond and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore.  He enjoys running and swims on a U.S. Masters swim team.

Contact: or 404-727-0996