David Mize

Director of Onsite Operations / Client Service Manager

Liberated & Enlightened

I grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia, the hometown of Virginia Tech & located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in western Virginia. I came to Columbus in the mid-70’s for school, studying electrical engineering. I met my wife while in school and have since raised a family here.

I joined L&E Research in 2016, coming from a varied career path that includes clinical pharmacy technician, big-box retail manager, AT&T telecom technician, and over thirty years of information technology management. This widely-ranging background has been a big help in managing the ever-changing needs of market research in my facility.

When not working, I spend some time every day at the gym. I also like to hike / camp, read (a lot!), and spend time with my grandchildren. My wife & I are also active with dog rescue through Ohio Basset Hound Rescue, a breed-specific rescue in Ohio. We’re long time basset hound owners and lovers, and it just seems fitting that we try to help those hounds that aren’t so fortunate.

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Insights About Me:
You might not realize this about me- Five years ago, I was morbidly obese & very unhealthy. I spent two years losing 120lbs through diet and exercise.
If I had a super power, it would be- The ability to make people truly understand one another. Can you imagine the possibilities?
When I was young, I wanted to be- An astronomer. I had an unusual interest (according to my teachers) in outer space and everything in it.
My favorite food is- Pizza, all types. I had to largely give it up when losing weight, and it was the single hardest adjustment I had to make.
It would be impossible for me to give up- Pets. Pets are a great sanity check, good for peace of mind and for your blood pressure.