With a deep understanding of how politics and public policy impact communications, David has spent his career delivering results in challenging environments on behalf of companies, elected officials, and organizations. He brings a proven record of overcoming barriers and achieving objectives while working with policymakers, stakeholders, and the news media. At S360, he works on behalf of clients ranging from global energy companies and industrial developers, to municipalities and the maritime industry, on high-profile – and often contentious – projects.
Before joining S360, David led communications and stakeholder engagement efforts for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on issues ranging from energy to infrastructure. Most recently, he spearheaded corporate communications for a publicly traded biotechnology and energy company in Silicon Valley. Previously, at a top communications and public affairs firm in California, David led campaigns that drove policy wins across the West. He is also a former U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter.
A native of Seattle, David can be found skiing and surfing with his wife Katy and son Ian across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. He holds a master’s degree in public policy focused on energy from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a bachelor’s degree in history and international relations from the University of California, Davis.