David previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Cincinnati Inc (DCI) since 2002, working to achieve the non-profit organization’s mission “to build downtown Cincinnati as a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region.” He joined Downtown Cincinnati Inc. near its inception in 1994 as Vice President of Retail Development.
HOW DAVID CAN HELP: If you need a downtown expert with a special knowledge of the retail industry, David could be the right fit. If you have problems with your board or government relations, ask David for help. Prior to working with DCI, David spent more than 23 years in the retail industry. He began his career with Marshall Field’s in Chicago, holding a variety of management positions including Buyer and Assistant General Manager – Merchandising of the flagship State Street store. A native of Chicago, David moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1987 to take a position as Director of Independent Concept Programs for US Shoe. This position provided national exposure to both urban and rural areas.
David serves or has served on the Board of Directors of Forward Cities (CEO’s for Cities), International Downtown Association, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cincinnati Arts Association, REDI Cincinnati, and OKI Regional Council of Governments, Downtown Ohio Inc. He is on the Advisory Board of Urban Land Institute.