David Feinman

Government Affairs Director in Washington, DC

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I joined Conservation Lands Foundation as Government Affairs Director in 2017, where I focus on maintaining and growing both congressional and grassroots support for the National Conservation Lands, America’s newest collection of protected public lands and rivers owned by all Americans that hold our nation’s rich and diverse cultural and natural heritage.

Prior to joining CLF, I served as the first Washington Representative for both the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) from 2014-2017, establishing a public policy presence for both organizations by engaging with the U.S. Congress, the administration and foreign governments on behalf of Holocaust victims in 47 countries.

I have also previously served as Senior Legislative Associate and Project Director for The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) from 2010-2014, as Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida from 2007-2010, and as Staff Assistant for former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley of Nevada in 2006.

I am an alum of the University of Florida, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations, and of the University of Central Florida, where I earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Analysis and Public Policy. My Master’s thesis was titled: Divided Government and Congressional Foreign Policy: A Case Study of the Post-World War II Era in American Government.

To learn more about me and my work, please visit the links below.

  • Work
    • Conservation Lands Foundation
  • Education
    • University of Florida
    • University of Central Florida