CEO / Founder
His specialities include community and government affairs, social media, public/media relations and crisis communications
Projects of which David is especially proud include: San Francisco’s Official 30th Anniversary SF / Shanghai Sister City Delegation to the Shanghai Expo led by Lt. Governor / then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Mayors Frank Jordan and Willie L. Brown, Jr. (June 2010); ChinaSF Delegation to Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shanghai (Oct. 2010); San Francisco Fleet Week 2010; (October 2010); the “Escape to the City Campaign” for the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (spring 2009); the Loma Prieta Earthquake 20th Anniversary emergency preparedness campaign (October 2009); public relations/media for the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in San Francisco (April 2008). In 2006, Perry accepted an“Exceptional Business Award” from the San Francisco Business Arts Councils.
David serves on the Board of Directors for ChinaSF whose goal is to attract and retain Chinese investment and business expansion into San Francisco and the Bay Area, and to also support San Francisco Bay Area businesses in their business efforts in China. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai & San Francisco, ChinaSF is a public-private initiative of the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED), in close partnership with the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), supported by funding from private sector partners.
In addtion to his communcations work, David is the host/producer for the weekly LGBT TV Show, 10 Percent, which airs throughout northern California. As a journalist, David has written over one hundred articles, and contributed to several national publications. He has represented clients in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, David began his career with the National Endowment for the Arts, followed by stints as Communications Director for San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Media Manager for the San Francisco Partnership, a public/private venture of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and edited the national nonprofit magazine Opportunity Knocks. David is a frequent lecturer on the ethics of public relations and how technology is changing and expanding traditional communications. David travels extensively, including several trips to China each year, and has visited more than 60 countries on six continents. He has lived in San Francisco since 1987. In his spare time, David is an avid maritime historian and lectures about the great age of ocean liners aboard ship whenever possible.