David Plummer, M.Ed., OLY is the Vice President of Operations at Premier Sport Psychology. An experienced professional in cultivating high performing leaders and teams, David is responsible for leading the internal operations of Premier Sport Psychology. He also consults with coaches and leaders of all kinds to help them better understand their team culture, and implement processes and structures that will change those cultures for the better.
David frequently presents on topics related to leadership and team culture, and is an organizing partner of “Leadership U,” a leadership development program within the University of Minnesota’s Athletic Department. Whether working with coaches or athletes, David educates from his own experiences as a consultant and an elite level athlete to tell a story that is approachable and engaging, while still grounded in the best practices in the field of sport psychology.
As an athlete, David competed at four World Championships, earning three medals. He was a four-time USA Swimming National Champion and retired from swimming after winning Gold and Bronze medals at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. David also helped the University of Minnesota win two Big Ten team titles and was a 14-time All American. As a coach, he led high school athletes to become All Americans, and teams to their best performances in history. Throughout his career, David found that even in individual sports, great leadership and a positive team culture engendered higher performance levels, better sport and life enjoyment, and more successful transitions to life beyond sport. It’s his passion to bring these insights to leaders at all stages in their careers, and to teach processes that support positive experiences for athletes of all ages.
As Vice President of Operations, David helms the finance, accounting, and human resources divisions of Premier Sport Psychology, along with supervising and steering the general day-to-day business and operations of the company.
David also consults with the University of Minnesota Athletic Department to develop and implement leadership programming for student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. These programs seek not only to improve leadership capacity in all stakeholders through sports psychology, but foster a culture that supports engagement, development, and constant improvement. He also hosts Premier’s Hold Fast Podcast, which can be found here.