David Brotherton

David Brotherton is the founder and president of Brotherton Strategies, a strategic communications and public affairs firm serving a mix of mission-driven, socially-responsible corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit clients.

David is a communicator of conscience and practitioner with principles who has spent 25 years in public affairs and public relations framing complex issues, communicating organizational values and articulating persuasive messages. Through writing, research, evaluation, strategic planning and media relations, Brotherton Strategies helps its clients advance business objectives, foster positive social change, and influence public opinion.

Before founding his own firm, David was director of communications for The Marguerite Casey Foundation, a grantmaker supporting the economic and social empowerment of low-income families and communities nationwide. He previously served as vice president of public affairs for Imagio | J. Walter Thompson; as director of public relations for RealNetworks; and as a senior writer and account executive with the Gogerty Stark Marriott agency.

David began his career in Washington, DC, working first as a Congressional staffer and later as a political reporter. He has also served on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

David earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and did his masters work in journalism at the University of Oregon. He currently serves on the board of Project Unloaded and as vice-chair of The Fund for a Safer Future. David currently splits his time between Augusta, GA and Seattle, WA.