David Dreiling was elected as Mayor of Greenville in May 2015.
Mr. Dreiling was raised in Reno, Nevada. From 1963 to 1986, he served in the U.S. Navy, rising from the enlisted ranks to Lieutenant Commander, serving 14 years as a Commissioned Officer. He earned designation as a Naval Flight Officer, as an Electronic Warfare Mission Commander for the EA-3B and EP-3E aircraft, and as a Reconnaissance Mission Commander for the P-3 aircraft. He accumulated over 5,000 operational flight hours, including over 100 hours combat mission in Viet Nam. During this timeframe he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science Degree in Electronic Warfare Systems Technology from Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Salve Regina University.
From 1986-2006, Mr. Dreiling worked for the defense contractors E-System, Raytheon, and L-3 Communications, working as a System Engineer, Marketing Manager, Program Manager, and finally as Director of Business Operation. After retiring from L-3 Communications, he ran a private consulting company for three years.
From 2009-2015, Mr. Dreiling served on the Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS) Board of Trustees, where he was Chairman of the Board from 2011-2015. From 2013-present, Mr. Dreiling has served on the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) Board of Directors .
Mr. Dreiling and his wife, Toni, have lived in Greenville since 1986 and have three grown children, four grandchildren, and are active members of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville.