Dr. David W. Randle
Dave holds a doctorate in spiritual disciplines, wellness and Environmental Concerns. He currently serves as Managing Director of the Blue Community Consortium, a UNWTO Affiliate and UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatory. For six years he directed the Sustainable Tourism concentration for the USF College of Global Sustainability. He serves as president and executive director of the WHALE Center, and Managing Director of the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change initiative, on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Board of Directors and their International Knowledge, Networking, Education & Training Working Group, and the board of directors for the Florida Society of Ethical Ecotourism.
He has lectured and provided training programs and conferences in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe.
His culture based leadership development program received an award at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
He enjoys time at the beach, swimming, biking, hiking, and snorkeling.
Dave has a variety of consulting experiences including the program development, marketing, and leadership for the Breakthrough Cruise on the Mississippi Queen River boat, the Breakthrough to Excellence program at Walt Disney World, providing a feasibility study for HOK architectural firm and the Medical University of South Carolina $20 million Wellness/Student Center, the Snowbird Wellness Program, and the SLC VAMC Leadership Development & Breakthrough Commitment System.
Dave has successfully coordinated a national campaign to preserve water, wildlife, and wilderness areas on behalf of the Pitkin County Commissioners, served as political and environmental advisor to John Denver, and initial program development coordinator for John Denver's Windstar Foundation. Dave was selected as one of the five lead off witnesses for hearings by the U. S. Presidential Commission for a Peace Academy & Conflict Resolution, and was one of six leaders for the 150 person Global Environment Team at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2007 Dave directed the pilot UN International Days programs for World Water Day, Earth Day, International Biodiversity Day, World Environment & World Ocean Day.
Most recently he has worked with a number of tourism organizations through the Blue Community Consortium with a focus on the integration of One Planet Living framework, blue community strategies, and PM4SD training.