David Albertson was born and reared in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Economics.
He has been involved in agribusiness throughout his career, and developed major export markets for Florida citrus products in Europe, Scandinavia, and the Far East. He has been a citrus grower, a full-scale citrus processor, partner in a large fresh fruit packing operation, and for the past several years has spent a considerable amount of his time attending to agricultural interests.
He has also participated in a number of real estate developments and venture capital investments. Mr. Albertson is an active trader in the world markets for many commodities and has served as a director of a major U.S. Exchange.
Mr. Albertson has maintained a longstanding concern for the cultural, social, and educational development of his community as evidenced by service on the Boards of the Orlando Science Center, past President and Chairman of WMFE TV/Radio, the Orlando affiliate for public broadcasting, and past President and Chairman of the Florida Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the Board of the American Friends of the Hebrew University as well as the Oceanographic Institute in Haifa, Israel.
He is active in Harvard’s development interests and recruiting in the Central Florida area and he has also maintained an active involvement with the University of Central Florida, from which he was awarded an Honorary Degree. He has served as President of the UCF Athletics Association since inception, created to assist development of what has become one of America’s fastest growing athletic programs.
In addition, Mr. Albertson was a Founder of the Orlando Magic NBA Franchise which operated the franchise from its inception in 1984 until it was sold to the present owners. He has been a partner in the Creative Village project since its founding in 2005.