David Winton is a principal at Penman & Winton Consulting Group. David's two decades-long experience in the Missouri Legislature began in 1992, when he became the Government Affairs Director at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. David served in that position through 1994, when he left to form Penman & Winton Consulting Group. His commitment to working on policy issues around human services and the nonprofit sector continue through his work with organizations across Missouri. His work on social policies ranging from health care to child welfare provide a strong foundation for his lobbying and government affairs work. David has also developed a reputation for his expertise and acts as a resource to many in the General Assembly and state government.
David's work on behalf of many of the firm's clients has led him to Missouri's appropriations process. Over the past two decades he and Scott have become experts in understanding the state's budgeting process as well as the working components of Missouri's $28 billion annual operating budget. This provides the firm an excellent opportunity to advocate for specific items throughout the budget as well as recommend new and innovative approaches. This work has earned Penman & Winton a reputation as a leading firm on issues related to Missouri's budget. David continues to engage the budget process and has become a leading source of information on appropriations as well as issues related to health care and child welfare.
David attended the University of Florida at Gainesville where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Public Administration and Public Policy.
Originally from Florida, David resides in Columbia, Missouri with his wife and the younger of their two sons. Beth holds a PhD in Education from the University of Missouri and currently teaches Gifted Education at Jefferson Middle School and directs the Gifted Education Program for the Columbia Public School District. His oldest son, Jacob, is currently studying Astrophysics at the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship. David and Beth's younger son, Noah, is a freshman at Rock Bridge High School. In addition to being a strong student, Noah has earned a top position in the Missouri Valley Tennis Rankings. David enjoys spending time with his family and can often be found on weekends accompanying his son to tennis tournaments.