David plans and directs Cook + Schmid public engagement, community outreach and media relations programs for corporate, nonprofit and government clients. He has conducted programs for the County of San Diego Environmental Health Services, the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services; City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency, Port of San Diego, San Bernardino County Office of Administration, Santa Fe Irrigation, Intelimedix, Allylix, and others. Certified by the International Association for Public Participation (iap2), David played a critical role in planning and implementing an extensive outreach program to build community support and gain California Coastal Commission approval for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, a joint plan to develop 556 acres of underused industrial bayfront property. In this role, he manages internal and external resources to understand and achieve clients’ goals, oversees budgets and ensures a high level of service. He is an excellent communicator, responsible, detail-oriented, motivated, professional and ethical. In short, he partners with clients to determine clients’ needs and directs the development of products and services to meet those needs. Based on results, his outreach programs have earned awards from the PRSA, Society of Marketing Professional Services and the Health Care Communicators of San Diego. David is also an award-winning former journalist with more than 20 years experience creating compelling content for business, trade, technical and consumer publications. His background is ideally suited for creating meaningful relationships with the media as well as creating copy for a variety of uses. With a background in technology, web development and a creative mind, he also plays a key role in generating fresh, innovative projects for agency clients.
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