Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




David Gershwin Consulting David Gershwin’s career in public affairs and public relations has spanned three decades. He opened his own firm in 2010, specializing in providing strategic advocacy and communications to real estate developers, law firms, businesses and others, including elected officials. He was a vice president at Cerrell Associates from 2008 to 2010. He was chief of staff to now Mayor Eric Garcetti, then city council president, and he was director of communications for the previous city council president, Alex Padilla, now a U.S. senator. Gershwin was also a legislative manager for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He is on the board of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and chairs its Government Affairs Committee. ALMA MATER: UCLA (Political Science.) BEST ADVICE: Take care of the easy, quick tasks first. FAVORITE BOOK: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith. BUCKET LIST: When the pandemic is behind us, a night (or five) at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy.


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