Meet David Burton

 Board Member

Many long time Hollywood residents  still remember David because of his family owned business; “The Cricket Shops”,which offered resort wear fashion at 20 locations in South Florida. The popular chain of stores was sold in 1995. Since then David has become a well known  pioneer and business development executive in the technology and call center business, responsible for employing more than 40,000 people in South Florida, including 1000 insurance agents over a twenty year career.

David has been a featured speaker at many widely attended industry conferences on topics including Insurance, Healthcare and Financial Services, and authored many articles defining best practices in customer service operations, and employee motivation.

On a personal level, David is originally from Philadelphia, lived in Manhattan and Las Vegas, and now Hallandale Beach for the past 15 years. As a fund-raiser and donor for high profile charities, David has raised considerable amounts of money to help people from all walks of life, underprivileged children in particular.

David has Guardian Ad Litem status (Advocate For Children)in the Broward County court system, which requires a level two FBI clearance.



As a Board Member of Hollywood PAL it is a privilege to provide any help I can give to children in our community.  When you look around the world today there are so many children in need, it’s impossible to help them all. That’s why it’s important for us to help the kids right here in our own back yard. I like to think that maybe in some small way, through PAL, we can make a difference in their lives.

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