David Master has a diverse background in the arts, education, and retail. An avid professional sculptor and painter, David founded an online art gallery, BenZev Fine Art LLC, in 2006, which ignited his passion for business development and strategy. This endeavor led him along the path to return to school to attend Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where he is currently a candidate in the Full-Time Honors MBA program, class of 2013.
At Baruch, he was the president of the Sustainable Business Club, Baruch’s Net Impact Chapter, for 2012. By building awareness, skills, and knowledge in industry trends for Baruch students and the greater NYC area, the Sustainable Business Club (SBC) seeks to grow and strengthen a community of new leaders who utilize their business education to create a positive social, environmental, and economic impact on the world around them. David has coordinated several Sustainability themed events at Baruch which brought together leading voices from academia, corporations, government, NGOs, and various other leaders in Sustainability.
During his term as president, David expanded SBC’s board and membership base, doubled the number of visits to its newly renovated website, and oversaw the planning and execution of a number of highly successful city-wide events. With his allotted one-year term complete, he now sits on the club’s Student Advisory Board for the Spring 2013 semester.
David currently works at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship in the Field Fellowship Program. The Field Center is comprised of faculty and students from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, Baruch’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisors, alumni and volunteers, who are brought together through various programs to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of start-ups and established businesses and the college’s constituents. David’s role focuses on the coordination and integration of the growing CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise program within the Field Center, as well as assisting client consultations for entrepreneurs and small business owners based in the New York area.
David has been working with the Governance & Accountability Institute team for the past year. He is involved in several research projects and the ongoing GRI data partner relationship.
Honor Roll 2012