David Almacy is a senior vice president in Edelman’s Washington, DC office. A native of Bethesda, MD, David brings over 15 years of experience at the intersection of government, media, public relations, marketing, politics and digital communications.
Prior to joining Edelman, David was the White House Internet and E-Communications director under President George W. Bush. In that role, he managed online communications strategy, served as an official spokesman for Internet press and bloggers and acted as a liaison to the federal government Web manager community. He was also the primary owner of the White House website (WhiteHouse.gov) and spearheaded its comprehensive redesign in March 2007.
In 2007, David was named as one of PRWeek‘s Top 40 Under 40. In May 2009, Washingtonian Magazine listed David among the Top 100 Tech Titans in Washington, DC.
Currently, David is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University where he lectures on the emerging influence of the Internet and social media in government, politics, issue advocacy and corporate brand reputation.
Additional background and experience includes stints with the Republican National Committee, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Washington Business Journal, C-SPAN, GovTech Solutions and the U.S. Department of Education.