David F. Byers, Jr.
Immediate Past Chair
Capital Strategies Group
David Byers is Managing Principal of Capital Strategies Group, Inc., an M Financial Group firm engaged exclusively in advanced applications of life insurance. David directs the areas of Wealth Transfer and Executive Benefits for the firm.
Prior to joining Capital Strategies, David enjoyed a business and estate planning law practice in Birmingham, Alabama. David is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, MDRT, TOT (17 years), and AALU. He is active in the M Financial Group community of member firms, he has served on the Member Firm Relationship Committee (MFRC) and chaired the 2014 Annual M Marketing Meeting. In 2016 David was elected to the Board of Directors for M Financial.
David belongs to the Birmingham Rotary Club, is a member of the United Way Toqueville society, serves on the Board of the National Christian Foundation (Alabama), and is a past Chairman of the Board for King’s Home. He is also active in Third Presbyterian Church as a Member of Session.
David worked to make education in Alabama better by serving for 16 years on the Alabama State Board of Education, the policy-making body for K-12 and Board of Trustees for the Community College System, often as presiding officer.
David holds a BA in English and political science from the University of Alabama (Birmingham). He received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law (Samford University), and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
He and his wife, Karen, have three sons – Hart (Michelle), John, and Charlie, and a new granddaughter (Abby). David enjoys reading, politics, tennis, bird hunting and college football.