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David Pierre-Louis

Kay Tita
Executive Director (Kay Tita) / Founder
Seattle
(Port-Au-Prince Startup Week, Co-Organizer)
David Pierre-Louis is a leader in organization, social and economic development. As a magnate in business development, hospitality and entertainment, David is presently focusing his skills and leadership in cultivating community action and advocating for social change throughout the country of Haiti.In 2008, David opened and operated LUCID Lounge, a premiere Seattle venue, that focused on engaging communities, uniting distinct divisions of art programs, and hosting an array of local and international musicians. David also found and operates DICUL, a spirits brand that offers premium bottled craft cocktails and mixes. In 2009 David founded the Seattle U-District Jazz Festival, an event that ran through 2012 and united over ten thousand people within the surrounding community. In 2010 he cofounded the Inside/Out Jazz Awards in order to honor local musicians. David is a board member of “On the Boards”, a contemporary dance, theatre and music organization.He has been recognized and honored with many awards, including the American Spirit Award for his fundraising and relief efforts following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, and the “40 under 40” Award, a prestigious award handed out to those who have achieved distinction in their respective field and have demonstrated outstanding service and loyalty to their community.In 2015 David produced the documentary “Kenbe Fem”, which highlighted his successful efforts to provide aid in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Following the completion of Kenbe Fem, David began the process of building Kay Tita, a multi-level community resource hub geared towards working with global partnerships to foster education, finance, agriculture and technology skill sets within Haiti's marginalized communities.David graduated from Bethune-Cookman University with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.