A long-time journalist and public relations practitioner, David has been a New Yorker since the age of five. He is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and attended The New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, majoring in economics. His journalism career included writing for The New York Times and being a New York City Hall reporter and deputy bureau chief for The Long Island Press. In public relations, David is a former director of public affairs for New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. After serving as vice president of Howard J. Rubenstein Associates, he formed his own public relations firm in August 1974. David is the owner and president of Grant PR. David is a Fellow in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and has served as: president of the New York chapter of PRSA, an officer in PRSA’s Counselors Academy and a member of PRSA’s Professional Services Section; a member of the executive committee of the New York City chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS); and a member of the board of directors of the metropolitan New York chapter of the Legal Marketing Association.