David brings a diverse background in communications, business and community development to the world of public relations, community outreach and digital organizing. His experience is a unique blend of strategic communications, civic engagement, human resources, economic development, and community relations. At Consensus, David manages public outreach campaigns for development and infrastructure projects throughout Southern California.
Prior to Consensus, David served as Chief of Staff for the University of Southern California Undergraduate Student Government, where he oversaw operations and the issue advocacy team. He interned with the South Park Business Improvement District, assisting with the organization’s strategic communications programs, ribbon-cutting events, and website content development. He also served as an intern in the District Office of State Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, during which he responded to constituent inquiries regarding public safety issues and city processes throughout South LA.
An active member of the USC Unruh Institute of Politics, David researched and worked closely with community-based organizations to promote Latino civic engagement and voter turnout for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. In addition, he researched civic leadership and economic development issues for the Caruso Family Foundation, interacting with leaders of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, CB Richard Ellis, and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
David also brings a multitude of event planning experience. He has planned and successfully executed conferences, retreats, roundtable discussions, open houses, panel discussions, and community gatherings. A few examples of events he has worked on or led the planning of are the South Park Business Improvement District’s “Green Carpet” series, USC Undergraduate Student Government Presidential and Senatorial Elections, and the USC Unruh Institute of Politics’ “California Policy Roundtable Discussion” series, “Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum” series, and “Young Women’s Civic and Political Leadership Conference.”
Additionally, David worked as a HR Compliance Specialist for Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, a property services company. In this role he was responsible for the administration of the employee onboarding process. He served as the point of contact for applicants and hiring managers, performing duties such as reviewing new hire paperwork, auditing federal I-9 forms, logging onboarding issues and tracking them until they were resolved, conducting E-verify employee eligibility checks and more.
David is an active member of Urban Land Institute and Central City Association of Los Angeles. He also serves on the University of Southern California’s Young Alumni Council, an advisory council for the alumni association that provides ideas and guidance for engaging alumni aged 35 and under. David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California. He is fluent in Spanish.