David A. Gravelle was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission in 2018. He previously served on the Commission from 2000 to 2013 with six years as Vice Chairman. He is owner of Gravelle Branding/Marketing, a brand consultancy in Dallas.
From 1987 to 2007 David served as managing partner of Richards/Gravelle, an advertising and PR firm. From 1975 to 1986 Gravelle was chief marketing officer for MCorp, a publicly traded bank holding company.
His branding work includes assignments from The George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, the Host Committee of Super Bowl LI in Houston, and Tolleson Wealth Management, a firm that serves families of wealth.
He is the past President of The Town and Gown Club at SMU and former president of The Dallas Assembly and The Dallas Museum of Natural History (Perot). He is a former board member of the William P. Clements Center for Southwestern Studies, former director of the Texas State Historical Association and The Hockaday School.