Dave Jester is Executive Board Member of The Franklin Johnston Group and President of Marlyn Development Corporation. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in marketing and management. After a tour of duty as a U.S., Naval Officer he began a career as a stockbroker and eventually moved into investment banking with Dean Witter where he helped arrange financing for over $50,000,000 in midsize projects in Virginia. He subsequently formed Marlyn Development Corporation which has grown into a well respected mid-size multifamily development and construction company doing quality work in three states. Dave is active in the community and is on the board of several charities. He is a past board member of Tidewater Builders Association and served on an advisory committee for the National Association of Home Builders.