David Park has more than 20 years of experience in communications, strategic planning, community engagement and resource development. He is currently Executive Vice President, Communications & Strategy for Learning Heroes, an organization that helps young people graduate high school prepared for success in college and career, by providing parents and guardians with creative and research-based tools, information, and resources.
For the past seven years, David has held senior level positions at America’s Promise, an alliance of organizations, communities and individuals committed to providing more children and youth with wraparound supports. As Vice President of Mission Advancement for America’s Promise, David was part of a core team that developed and implemented the GradNation campaign to increase the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. David managed a communications strategy to launch the campaign and helped drive implementation in communities throughout the nation. He was also the primary liaison for business, foundation, and non-profit partnerships.
Prior to America’s Promise, David founded and led for six years Park & Associates, a boutique public relations firm specializing in social sector communications for a range of local and national organizations.
David has held senior level positions at multi-national public relations firms, including Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Porter Novelli International. He has written blogs and columns for The Huffington Post, TIME and Roll Call; has been interviewed by MSNBC, PBS, and several local television affiliates; and taught graduate level communications courses at Georgetown University.