NLNAC BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

David E. Ormstedt, JD
Biographical Sketch


David Ormstedt is an attorney. He spent 30 years with the State of Connecticut, where he was the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Public Charities Unit of the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General. In that capacity he oversaw the state’s program to ensure that charities, their directors and trustees operated consistent with donor expectations and in the public interest. Following state service he entered the private practice of law, specializing in the law of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Ormstedt was a founding member of the National Association of State Charity Officials, a nationwide association of state government regulatory officials, and served three terms as its President. He served on numerous advisory committees for national rule makers, including the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, which was convened at the invitation of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Ormstedt was one of the first recipients of the Marvin Award, given by the National Association of Attorneys General in recognition of his leadership, expertise and achievement in advancing the goals of that organization. He was cited three times by The NonProfit Times as one of the fifty most influential people in the country on nonprofit matters.

Mr. Ormstedt received a BA in 1969 and a JD in 1973, both from the University of Connecticut. He resides in Bloomington, Indiana.