David Simpson

Senior Vice President

For well over a decade, David Simpson has helped companies, organizations and individuals create and execute public relations campaigns that improve positioning, build and protect reputations and deliver desired results. 

A proven communications strategist, skilled media relations manager and superb writer, he works with a wide range of clients including real estate entities, hospitality companies, healthcare organizations, professional services firms, PE-backed portfolio companies and nonprofit organizations. David excels in guiding clients through crisis situations including complex legal issues, investigations, leadership transitions, financial restructurings and more, developing measured communications strategies that achieve their goals. 

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, David helped some of New York City’s most scrutinized public health institutions including long-term care facilities to weather intense media scrutiny and regulatory pressures. 

Before venturing into public relations, David served in numerous high-profile positions in government and political campaigns where he earned a reputation as a savvy communicator with an instinct for message development. Over a 15-year political career, he was senior adviser to the Westchester County Executive, Director of Communications for the City of Yonkers, N.Y., and worked for the New York State Senate. In 2007, David was named one of Westchester County’s “40 Rising Stars Under Age 40” by the Westchester County Business Journal. 

David currently resides in Charleston, S.C., having recently relocated from New York City where he lived for more than 20 years. He is an avid fan of professional and collegiate sports with strong affiliations to the New York Mets and University of Kentucky Wildcats. David is also an aspiring amateur chef who enjoys hosting, travel, attending live concerts and ample beach time. He is decidedly a dog person.

David Simpson

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