David M. Slover

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

David M. Slover serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at HighGround Advisors. Focused on growth and with a vision for the future, David oversees client solutions, marketing, and communication efforts in the stewarding of client relationships. He anticipates opportunities to innovate and streamline processes throughout the organization. Sensing shifts in the market, David championed the further development of our donor-advised funds program and the addition of two new endowment fund options to better serve our clients’ investment needs.

Prior to transitioning to HighGround in 2016, David was the President of Buckner Foundation. In his role at Buckner, he oversaw strategic planning, donor and ministry engagement including humanitarian aid and missions, operations, development, communications and marketing, program expansion and design, international programs and resource development, and government relations.

David has more than 35 years of experience working with complex and prominent nonprofit organizations, including Children's Medical Center (now Children's Health), Southern Methodist University and Baylor Health Care System (now Baylor Scott & White Health). His primary role at Children's was to oversee and increase all major philanthropic support from all sources including individuals, corporations and foundations. Additionally, David served as campaign director for Children's $150 million comprehensive campaign, wePromise.

David holds BA and MBA degrees from Baylor University. He serves as a board member for Edify and The Hope Center, and he has previously served as a member of the board of regents for Baylor University.


Jeff W. Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ben Curry, CPA
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
David M. Slover
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Helge Rokenes, CFA, CAIA
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Kari L. McGregor, CPA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joe Hancock
Vice President and General Counsel
Kellie Morrison, CFA
Vice President and Investment Officer of HighGround Trust Company
Colleen Sims
Vice President for Institutional and Donor Services of HighGround Trust Company