David Gershwin, the former chief of staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti when he served on the Los Angeles City Council, is a public affairs and public relations executive whose career has spanned three decades. Gershwin specializes in providing advocacy and communications blueprints for a wide range of clients, including: transportation agencies, business organizations, law firms, banking executives, corporate real estate executives, retail industry leadership, social service agencies, advocacy organizations, and elected officials.
As Chief of Staff to Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, Gershwin was the architect for the Council President’s key policy and political initiatives. Gershwin managed all aspects of the Council President’s office, overseeing the 13th Council District’s legislative, planning and economic development, district, and communications staff. Prior to working with Garcetti, Gershwin was director of communications to the Los Angeles City Council's prior Council President, Alex Padilla, who now serves as California's Secretary of State.
Gershwin also specializes in strategic communications and serves a teaching fellow at UCLA's Anderson School of Management, where he teaches Communications Development for Leaders MBA students.