David F. Alfonso is not only a trusted board member of the World War II Foundation, but also Executive Producer of several of our documentary films.

David has executive produced: Dick Winters: Hang Tough both the documentary and Richard D. Winters Leadership monument project in Normandy, France, Above and Beyond, Remember Pearl Harbor and in 2017, Over Normandy on D-Day.

When he is not backing the efforts of the World War II Foundation, David is Chairman and CEO at Empire in Miami, FL.

Founded in 2004, Empire is a Miami based private investment firm, which looks to acquire controlling interests in mature lower middle-market businesses. Empire has acquired 14 businesses from sellers such as: IKON Office Solutions, Teleflex Corporation, Leggett & Platt, Ahlstrom Corporation, Discovery Communications and Gibraltar Industries.

Mr. Alfonso has over twenty years of mergers, acquisitions and operational experience, having acquired more than sixty global businesses from corporate parents, with aggregate annual revenues of over $5 billion and 15,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Alfonso has extensive international experience in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

CLICK HERE for David’s speech at the Richard D. WintersLeadership Monument dedication on June 6, 2012.

Some of the films David F. Alfonso has been directly involved with as Executive Producer for the WWII Foundation Include:



Over Normandy on D-Day (Narrated by Bill Belichick) 2017

Remember Pearl Harbor (Narrated by Tom Selleck) 2016

Above and Beyond (Narrated by Kara Sundlun) 2014

Dick Winters: Hang Tough (Narrated by Damian Lewis) 2012