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50th Anniversary Spotlight on David McKay

Published: December 1, 2019

We’ve consistently improved the quality and quantity of the actionable data reports we provide to clients. 

David McKay – Evaluator

How did you come to know HDI?
Chithra Adams called me to interview me for a temporary position. I was caught in her gravitational field and never managed to accelerate to escape velocity.

How long have you been at HDI and what is your role?
I’m coming up on 10 years as an evaluator.

During your time at HDI, of which accomplishments are you most proud?
We’ve grown the evaluation unit from 2 to 9 staff (and growing). We’ve consistently improved the quality and quantity of the actionable data reports we provide to clients.

Do you have any advice that you would like to share with current and future staff members of HDI?
There are some amazing people at HDI; they’re worth getting to know.

What do you think the future holds for HDI?
Evaluators generally hope for the best and expect the worst.

What does HDI mean to you?
Opportunity. Respect. Steady employment.