David Friedman is a senior principal and chair of the board of Forell/Elsesser Engineers. He is the immediate past chair of the board of directors of the Jewish Home of San Francisco, currently serving on the boards of Moldaw Family Residences, Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Jewish Senior Living Group, and the Jewish Home and Senior Living Foundation. He is also a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, a trustee and treasurer of the Friedman Family Foundation, and director of the Faultline Foundation and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He is director and Executive Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research. He serves on the advisory boards of UC Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Environmental Design. He was formerly on the boards of San Francisco Day School, Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, and Asian Neighborhood Design. Appointed in 2004.