David Spaight

1983 CASL Alumnus of the Year


With more than 30 years’ experience in the life and analytical sciences industry, David Spaight (’83 B.S.) recently achieved one of his top professional goals. As chairman and chief executive officer at WIL Research Company, Inc., he successfully completed the sale of the company to Charles River Laboratories International Inc. Prior to his work at WIL Research Inc., he served as president of MDS Pharma Services. Spaight is also committed to community service and philanthropy. During his tenure, MDS became a major sponsor of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research. He has also been a dedicated supporter of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, serving as an active member and chair of the college’s Dean’s Advisory Council.