At the age of 19, David, a Benson High School graduate and native Omahan, began his career in the life insurance business. By the time he was 24, he opened his own firm that specialized in assisting closely-held businesses with estate, buy-sell agreements and retirement planning.
While working and raising his children, David studied at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where he obtained his financial designations including CLU, ChFC and LUTCF. He also obtained numerous securities licenses to enable him to provide investment advisory services to his clients.
David not only became a specialist in working with family-owned business enterprises, he also became very well known for his political and public policy ideas. He has been heard and appreciated for his strong support for small business and the private sector through his lobbying to limit government intrusion and over-regulation of private industry.
His public career began with an appearance on KFAB radio’s Gary Sadlemyer show, which gave rise to his position as KFAB’s Business and Financial News Editor. That led to a position as on-air Business and Financial News Commentator at WOWT Channel 6 television station. A few years later, David joined KKAR radio station as their Saturday morning talk show host for “Money Wise.” The program centered on issues facing small business owners and often featured professional and business leaders who informed individual investors and Omaha’s business community about issues impacting them. In the past few years, David has been a regular talk show personality for KFAB radio station in Omaha hosting their Saturday Morning News show.
In 1995, Randy Jensen, CFP®, joined David’s firm as a partner to manage the investment advisory division of the company. Randy and David formed Nabity-Jensen Investment Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, and transitioned to a full-service fee-based financial advisory firm. Randy’s management of investment services allowed David to pursue his first love: working with business owners to help them solve many of the financial problems they face. For that purpose, he created a Business Advisory Service, which offers a series of services that help business owners solve many of the “big picture” problems that often get put on the back burner.
Over the years, David has been active in a variety of civic, church and political organizations, including taking a leadership role in numerous organizations and boards. His commitment to public service led David to run for the Republican nomination for Nebraska governor in 2006 and for Mayor of Omaha in 2013. Although David was not elected, his ideas and influence have had a major impact on the public policy decisions that have followed. David also founded the Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector, a non-profit educational entity that works to influence the public policy decisions that impact small business.
David isn’t just about business and politics; he does like to have some fun by performing with his smooth jazz band Higher Pursuit. He is an accomplished drummer and founder of the band. He also founded the Midwest Smooth Jazz Society and has worked hard to create opportunities for musicians to perform and provide exceptional musical experiences for the people of the region.
His greatest accomplishment and passion is being husband to his wife Kim for 38 years. Together, they raised seven children and are blessed with four grandchildren.