David F. Fleming, Jr.

Governmental Relations

Chief Operating Officer

David was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the firm in January 2017. For more than twenty-five years he has provided association management and legislative representation services for a variety of clients and in relation to many of the most pressing issues in Albany. He has a diverse background in representing some of New York’s largest industries to some of the smallest not-for-profits and advocacy organizations. David has published articles and been asked to speak at state and international conferences on legislative advocacy and governmental cooperation.

He is widely recognized as a state expert in cemetery regulation and management, having represented cemetery organizations, including many of New York’s largest cemeteries, since 1995. During his more than twenty years of advocating cemetery interests, David has negotiated some of the most significant changes in cemetery policy in New York which are now utilized as national models for cemetery regulation.

Prior to his time at FWC, David served as an administrative and policy assistant for social welfare programs under the Director of Clinical Affairs for the Governor of Massachusetts. Before joining the Governor of Massachusetts, David was a full-time political consultant, working on all aspects of electoral politics in presidential, gubernatorial, attorney general, congressional, state representative and mayoral campaigns. He began his legislative career as a district aide and policy advisor.

In addition to his current management and legislative representation at FWC, David is a senior Rensselaer County party official, Judicial Delegate and the Supervisor of the Town of Nassau, New York. In this capacity, he serves as the elected chief executive and financial officer, representing several thousand people and nearly 50 square miles of Southern Rensselaer County. He has also led and served on many not-for-profit boards.

David is a native of Averill Park, New York and holds a B.A. degree from Gordon College.

You can contact David by email to or by telephone at (518) 436-0786 Ext. 437.