A recognized leader in communications, David brings over 20 years of experience at the intersection of public relations, digital, media, government and public affairs including positions at Edelman, Waggener Edstrom, The White House, U.S. Department of Education, C-SPAN, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and the Republican National Committee.
As founder of CapitalGig Communications, David currently consults and helps clients better understand and integrate emerging tools to effectively leverage evolving communications and increase engagement in government, politics, issue advocacy, and corporate brand reputation. At Edelman, David was a senior vice president on the digital and media teams where he developed and managed comprehensive communications programs for clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Adobe, Wounded Warrior Project, ICANN, Microsoft, Starbucks, BAE Systems, Inc., and Walmart. Previously, David was the White House Internet director under President George W. Bush where he drove online strategy, served as an official spokesman, was the primary owner of WhiteHouse.gov, and spearheaded the site’s comprehensive redesign.
In 2007, David was named as one of PRWeek’s “Top 40 Under 40.” In May 2009, Washingtonian magazine listed David among the “Top 100 Tech Titans” in Washington, DC. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Georgetown University’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications Master’s Program where he has taught graduate level courses on social media and digital communications strategy. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, David is a native of the Washington, DC area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and serves on the School of Communications Alumni Advisory Board. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters and currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia.