David Leuthold

David began his career in the consumer debt industry in 1997 by co-founding Debt Free Seminars Inc., which was the beginning of a national seminar program focusing on strategies and a methodology for living a life free of burdensome debt.  David has been in the debt settlement industry since 1999, and is co-founder of TASC, The Association of Settlement Companies, which was the predecessor to the AFCC.  In his role as an AFCC Board Member David is responsible for AFCC budget and spending matters and meets with legislators and regulators, both at the state and federal level, on matters regarding the industry.

In 2001 David helped found the United Consumer Advocacy Network (UCAN).  UCAN defends the rights of consumers against unlawful, unfair, and deceptive practices by financial institutions, particularly creditors and debt collectors.  He also founded Century Negotiations, Inc., a provider of debt settlement services. More recently he was the Vice Chairman of Century Support Services, where he currently serves as an Advisor .  David has a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State.  Prior to his career in business David was a senior auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office.  He later served as an executive on the President’s staff in Washington, D.C., working primarily at the Office of Management and Budget, specializing in budget and reorganization matters