David W. Slayton serves as the Vice President of Court Consulting Services for the National Center for State Courts. In that role, he oversees the consulting work done for the nation’s state courts in such areas as court leadership and administration; facilities, security, and emergency preparedness; technology services; workload and resource allocation; access and fairness; children and family courts; problem-solving courts; language access; public trust and confidence; and judicial ethics. Prior to this role, he was appointed by the Texas Supreme Court to be the Administrative Director of Office of Court Administration and Executive Director of the Texas Judicial Council from 2012 to 2021. He has been employed by the judicial branch in various roles since 1998, including as the Director of Court Administration for Lubbock County, Texas, as Court Services Supervisor for the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, in Dallas, Texas, as a trial court coordinator for the 99th District Court and deputy district clerk in Lubbock County. David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He is a 2007 Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Court Management. David received the 2020 Mary McQueen Award Leadership Award, the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the National Center for State Courts, and the 2010 Robert O. Dawson Indigent Defense Distinguished Service Award. He has served on the board of directors of the Conference of State Court Administrators and is a past president of the National Association for Court Management.