Born and raised in Roxbury, David Wright is a native Bostonian. A product of Boston Public schools, he is a graduate of both the Boston Latin School and holds degrees from Harvard College, cum laude, and Harvard Law.
Rev. Wright is a bar certified attorney and has practiced litigation, contract, and employment law. From 1999 to 2004, Rev. Wright served as the President and CEO of the African American Federation of Greater Boston, Inc., a collaboration of 35 community-based organizations located in inner-city Boston. In this capacity, Rev. Wright worked with boards and organizations to build infrastructure, do strategic planning, develop and strengthen boards, and obtain other resources critical to the sustainability of community organizations.
In October 2004, he accepted the Deputy Director position at the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc. (“BMA”). In this position he oversaw day-to-day operations, as well as the Victory Generation After School Program and the Education Action Project. He also served as the director of BMA’s Black Church Capacity Building Project, an initiative to strengthen the social ministries of churches through capacity building.
In October 2007, Rev. Wright was chosen to lead the BMA as its Executive Director. In this capacity he is now responsible for all aspects of this dynamic, faith-based organization. These responsibilities include setting vision, developing the program directors, implementing board priorities, and ensuring the fiscal and programmatic success of the BMA.