Interview with Ward 5's David Greenwell: 'We can accomplish so much more when we work together'

Thursday, May 23, 2019

by VeloCity

Ward 5’s David Greenwell was first elected to the City Council in 2011, twice winning reelection. He is a certified public accountant with more than 40 years of experience and a partner with RSM US, LLP. He recently took the time to sit down with VeloCity staff to talk a bit about his background, his experience on the Council, commuting via bike and bus, and his thoughts on OKC in general.

VeloCityOKC: To start off, just tell us a little about yourself.

Councilman Greenwell: I was born here in Oklahoma City and lived here all my life. Over the years in my career as a CPA, I worked in other locations at times, more so in Houston and Dallas, and to some degree some other cities throughout the United States, but this has always been my home. I grew up in south Oklahoma City, attended Capitol Hill High School, and then upon graduation, I attended Oklahoma City Community College where I was a part of that first class that began to attend there. It opened in September of 1972, and I graduated from high school in May of ‘72.

Then I was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to OCU after obtaining my associate degree, and completed my bachelor's degree at OCU in accounting and went to work in public accounting. Then I went to OU and obtained my MBA at night. In my role of a CPA, I have worked with many privately owned businesses and individuals, and so I've gained even greater appreciation and perspective on the business side of operating here in Oklahoma City.

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