David considers Young & Rubicam his home, starting as a trainee in 1976 and serving the extended Y&R family at Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, Y&R Advertising and Wunderman. He also worked with Wells Rich Greene, Mimsar, which he co-founded, and Genesis Direct. David is vice chair of the Advertising Council’s Board of Directors and has served as director-at-large of the 4As, as jury president at Cannes, as head of the Direct, Creative Effectiveness and Creative Data juries and as member of the Titanium jury.
LinkedIn named David among its “Top Voices 2016.” He blogs “The Weekly Ramble” and contributes to HuffPost. He was an executive producer on MTV’s REBEL MUSIC series. Fast Company named David among the “10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses.”
He serves on the boards of the US Fund for UNICEF’s National Board (founding chair, NY Board), NY’s Volunteer State Office of National and Community Service Commission, UNCF, the Christopher Reeve Foundation and American Eagle Outfitters. He is also deeply involved with the Special Olympics.