David Henninger

David E. Henninger
Member of the Board of Directors


David Henninger headshot

Mr. Henninger has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1973, as the executive director of Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. (Nee-Bayaud Industries), which has been in operation since 1969 creating jobs for thousands of persons with disabilities. Bayaud serves over 1,000 people a year and currently employs more than 180 persons with an operating budget of $8.2 million.

He obtained a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the School of Business at the University of San Francisco and pursued doctoral studies in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management at the University of Colorado/Denver and has served on numerous boards for nonprofit organizations, such as; the Mental Health Association of Colorado (Board Chair twice), the Legal Center (including being Board Chair), as well as, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (including the Board Chair). He also served at the Rocky Mountain Stroke Association (including Board Chair), the Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations, (a.k.a CANPO), now known as the Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA).

Additionally, Mr. Henninger sat on the board for Escuela de Guadalupe, including being one of the Founding Board Members. He served on the University Hills Rotary Club of Denver (including being Club President), The Community Resource Center (including being Board Chair), also serving as a Board Member on the Victim and Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver (VORP), and the Domestic Violence Initiative (DVI).

For the past 16 years, Mr. Henninger has been an affiliate faculty member in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University in Denver. He has facilitated courses in History, Theory, and Future of Nonprofit Organizations; Governance of Nonprofits/Organizational Change; Leadership; and Critical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations. He has been a featured speaker at numerous association meetings and has received numerous honors and recognition as a passionate advocate for the nonprofit sector.


  • 1990 – “Compassion Award” presented by the Longmont Rotary Club at the Rotary 5450 District Conference.
  • 1992 – Tribute Honoree presented by the Mental Health Association of Colorado.
  • 1995 – The Leadership Denver Association named Henninger “Outstanding Alumni.”
  • 2000 – Recognized for “Outstanding Teacher” Master of Nonprofit Management Program, Regis University.
  • 2002 –Honored with the “William Funk Building Community Award” by the Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations (CANPO) for “Building Community on a State-Wide Basis.”
  • 2005 – Honored with the “Judy Kaufmann Civic Entrepreneurship Award” presented by the Denver Foundation.
  • 2010 – Honored with the “Management Excellence Award” presented by the National Council of Work Centers.
  • 2012 – Nominated as mid-size company CEO of the Year by Colorado Business Magazine.
  • 2012 – Honored with the Milt Cohen National Leadership Award presented by the AbilityOne-NISH organization at their national conference.