David Eisner

President and CEO
Repair the World
David Eisner

A national leader in volunteering and service, David Eisner has vast experience in the nonprofit, for-profit, government and grant-making sectors. 

In January 2013, Eisner was appointed president and CEO of Repair the World, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to engage the Jewish community in service and volunteerism. Prior to his tenure with Repair the World, he was appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 2009 to serve as the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a museum, education hub and civic venue that engages all Americans in smart conversations about freedom and civic responsibility.
Eisner assumed leadership of the center following a five-year tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – an independent federal agency – where he oversaw 600 staff and a variety of national service programs, including AmeriCorps, VISTA and Senior Corps. Eisner was appointed by President George W. Bush in December 2003, and is widely credited with strengthening the agency’s accountability, improving customer service, increasing public trust and positioning CNCS for significant growth with a strong focus on volunteer recruitment and mobilization.
As a senior executive at AOL Time Warner and America Online, Inc., Eisner established and led the AOL Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to using the power of media and information technology to serve the public interest, with a focus on leveraging technology to spur volunteering and nonprofit effectiveness. Early in his career, he held senior communications positions at Fleishman-Hillard Communications, Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C., and worked on Capitol Hill for several members of Congress. A nationally recognized leader in organizational effectiveness, Eisner has served on many national nonprofit boards, including those of Independent Sector, the National 4-H Council, Public Allies and Network for Good. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from Georgetown Law.
Eisner currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Lori, and their four children.