David is the publisher of Florida Trend, the highly regarded statewide magazine and website read and visited by business executives, government officials and civic leaders. As publisher, David’s responsibilities include direct oversight of Trend’s editorial, sales, marketing, digital, audience development, creative, production and business operations. He leads the company’s continued growth in the areas of new digital products, audience development efforts, specialty annual supplements and the ongoing curation of custom content. David is also on the board of directors for Florida Trend.
David joined Florida Trend as associate publisher in July of 2016, was promoted to deputy publisher May 2017 and announced publisher January 2019. Prior to joining Florida Trend, he spent two-years as vice president, business development for Hanson Dodge Creative, a full service digital agency in Milwaukee, WI. Before returning to his home state of Wisconsin in 2014, David spent nearly 15 years overseeing the business and sales operations (print, digital, events and custom content) for Crain’s Chicago Business, the nation’s preeminent weekly business to business publication and website. Prior to Crain’s Chicago Business, David spent 5 years as a senior account executive with the Milwaukee Business Journal
Throughout his career, David has participated and been actively involved in numerous organizations, associations and non-profits, and has continued those endeavors in Florida.
David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned his bachelor of science, majoring in criminal justice. David and his wife Jessica, an elementary education teacher at Plato Academy, St. Pete, have four adult children. Their oldest son, a young executive at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, their daughter, a neonatal nurse at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Pete, their second youngest son, a December 2022 business and computer information systems graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and their youngest son, also recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University – earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice. David and Jessica reside near the Indian Rocks Beach area.
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