"David" is a native Houstonian and began his land career as an independent field landman in 1989. During the period between 1989 and 1995, David worked for various lease brokers absorbing and learning the skills of being a landman. From 1995 to 1996, he worked exclusively as a Field Landman for Blackstone Holdings Partnership. In 1996, David formed Shannon & Wiliford, Inc., a firm specializing in field land work throughout South, Southeast and Gulf Coast Texas. The partnership and corporation dissolved in early 1999, and later that year David formed his partnership with Ben Webb. David is a principal of WSH, and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. He specializes in managing the field landwork on behalf of the firm and interaction with the firm’s clients. David is an active member of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, West Houston Association of Professional Landmen, the American Association of Professional Landmen, and the International Right-of-Way Association, as well as membership in numerous social clubs, and charitable organizations. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Houston.