David F. Wagner

Director, Information Technology

Eastern Kentucky University, B.S. Computer Science

Virginia Tech, MIT

David’s association with CRA began when he was a college undergraduate. During the 90s, he was hired to do freelance work developing the company’s early website. Although a career path in IT led him in a different direction, with a strong interest in history and anthropology, David always imagined that he might someday return and work for CRA full-time.


The first 25 years of David’s professional career were spent working for a large technology company in Lexington, KY. His experience includes customer technical support, system/network administration, business architecture, operations support management, and assistive technology. He worked extensively in IT service management, project management, operational excellence, organization change management, and enterprise business architecture. A major restructuring in 2017 afforded David the opportunity to bridge to retirement, and soon after, he reunited with the CRA family as Information Technology Officer.


David grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Kentucky University with a minor in math and anthropology. He is a 2006 alumni of Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology program and holds certifications in Project Management from Xavier University and Assistive Technology Applications from California State University, Northridge.


Other than IT, David’s professional interests include data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics. He is a licensed amateur radio operator (WA6NRD), a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, and acting President of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Kentuckiana Chapter. In his free time, he enjoys travel, history research, kayak fishing, gardening, restoring pianos, and hanging out with his wife, Kristian, and their two crazy Border Collies.