July 19, 2022

NFLT is featuring its Board Members and highlighting the great work they are doing within our organization and in the broader community.

David Barton

David Barton is a Senior Relationship Manager/Commercial Banker at Bank of America. In this role, he is responsible for delivering financial solutions to privately held companies.

A fourth-generation native, Barton was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from The Bolles School and Hampden Sydney College in Virginia. He has served companies in North Florida for over 25 years, specializing in commercial lending and treasury management services.

Married for over 25 years to his wife Susanna, Barton is the father of Ben (22) and Marley (20).

He is a recent graduate of Leadership Jacksonville ‘22, an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, and has served the community in various capacities through organizations such as The Bolles School, United Way of Northeast Florida, Ducks Unlimited, HabiJax, JMI, and Solace for the Children.

How long you have served on the board? 

5 Years 

What influenced you to join the NFLT Board? 

I spend a significant amount of time outdoors, mainly in the woods, swamps, and wetlands of North Florida, and I think it’s important that our community continues to recognize the value of these incredible natural resources and act accordingly.

What excites you most about the direction of NFLT, and how will you contribute to it?

The organization continues to attract top talent at all levels—staff, board, and volunteers, and knowing that landowners, donors, and our area will continue to benefit from this expertise is rewarding. I love the term ‘goodwill ambassador’, and that title suits me well when it comes to NFLT.

As you observe our local area, what is an issue affecting North Florida that concerns you? How do you think NFLT can help? 

It takes a generous landowner who values charity and altruism to help conserve more land in our area, and the economics of development is a worthy adversary in that equation.

What is something NFLT members, staff, and even other Board Members might be surprised to know about you? 

I grew up sailing, and I enjoyed many years of racing locally and making bluewater passages with my stepfather and friends.