David LeVan Named Lifewater International’s Chief Operating Officer

LeVan’s Experience Will Be Critical in Helping to Scale the Organization

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2019)—Lifewater International (“Lifewater”) is pleased to introduce David LeVan as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). David joins Lifewater with more than 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, private, and local church settings. In this newly created role, LeVan will advance Lifewater’s information management, financial operations, and human resource functions around the globe.

LeVan has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University and joins Lifewater after his most recent role as a Senior Director at the Walmart Corporate Office in Bentonville, AR. Prior to his time at Walmart, LeVan founded and lead his own company, Advantax, a tax consulting firm that successfully competed with the largest consulting firms in the market. He has also served on Lifewater International’s Board of Directors since 2016.

LeVan has extensive experience building teams and developing operational excellence.

“I’m delighted with the addition of David LeVan to the leadership team at Lifewater International,” Justin Narducci, Lifewater’s President/CEO, said. “David has the unique ability to create the future and inspire teams to take on big challenges while also being a servant leader; he’s innovative and practical, and has worked cross culturally for a number of years.”

“David will really help our organization continue to serve more people, more effectively, which is what we strive to do each and every day at Lifewater,” Narducci added.

LeVan considers this an opportunity to align his career with his passion.

“With something urgent like the water crisis, the question becomes, ‘How can we reach more people but effectively, wisely, and in less time?” LeVan said. “I’m excited to play a part in helping the organization do this.”

Lifewater International is a Christian non-profit clean water and community health organization committed to helping children and families living in extreme poverty thrive. Learn more about Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village program and the unique contributions local churches, governments, leaders, and families make to build a healthier and more productive future for their children at

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