Executive Vice President
David Brooks joined the Heritage team in 2012 as an assistant researcher while he was completing his PhD in History at the University of Montana. He defended his dissertation on the history of one of the country’s largest Superfund cleanup sites in May, 2012. Since then he has served as the executive vice president in the company’s Missoula headquarters.
As executive vice president, David contributes to new project proposals and maintains contact with clients. He also participates in the identifying and hiring of researchers qualified for each particular project Heritage assumes.
As a project manager, David’s job includes defining research methodologies and valuable historical sources, as well as assigning research tasks and reviewing all stages of work products. In particular, he oversees much of the day-to-day activities of researchers at Heritage from document gathering to final writing.
David also contributes to all aspects of company research projects. At Heritage, David has done litigation support research involving constructive notice, PRP (potentially responsible party) identification, supporting the U.S. EPA 104(e) process, corporate succession, historic industrial processes, and past environmental contamination of soil, surface water, and groundwater. He has extensive experience working with archival material, conducting oral histories, identifying pertinent published material, and accessing relevant and legitimate web-based information. That experience includes work with both private collections and many different governmental records, from the USEPA and the US Army to state and local agencies. Facility with diverse sources and experience crafting those sources into a variety of final products helps David tailor projects to client’s specific needs.