Senior Vice President
David manages Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications' Washington, D.C. office. With more than 20 years of public affairs experience he specializes in developing and executing high profile integrated government and media relations campaigns that support public policy advocacy efforts. David is recognized by National Journal as a GOP "Insider" and regarded as a leading Republican strategist and fundraiser serving on presidential and congressional national finance committees.
At Rasky Baerlein, David oversees all facets of the Washington office's government and public relations efforts, including, issues management and ally advocacy work. He has counseled foreign and corporate leaders on some of the most difficult and contentious issues in the public affairs arena. Prior to joining Rasky Baerlein, David worked at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where he implemented public affairs campaigns that resulted in scores of high profile media placements in the world's leading publications on behalf of clients, such as Cambridge Energy Research Associates, CITGO, DuPont, Embassy of Pakistan, Hess Corporation, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the University of Chicago.
David previously served as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Pulitzer-Prize winning Lawrence Eagle-Tribune covering U.S. politics, Congress and the federal government. He also covered Massachusetts' politics as a correspondent for The Falmouth Enterprise. David began his career in the Office of the House Minority Leader in the Massachusetts Legislature as a research analyst providing legislative and strategic counsel to Republican Members. He worked at the Boston law firm of Todd & Weld, LLP where he provided litigation assistance, litigation communications support and advised on a variety of legislative issues.
David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and a Master of Science in journalism from Boston University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter. David also serves on the Congressional Blues Festival Advisory Board and Falmouth Academy Alumni Council. He is a frequent speaker at Boston University's Washington Journalism Center and American University’s College of Communication. He lives in Washington with his wife, Elisabeth, son, Christopher and daughter, Juliette.