David Landis is the retired founder of Landis Communications. With over 35 years of experience in public relations, David has worked with a variety of national and Bay Area-based corporations, including healthcare organizations, technology startups, environmental organizations, financial institutions, and more. Notable clients include Walmart, Emirates Airline, and Tiffany & Co., among many others.
David is also a published writer and a featured speaker at industry conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at several universities. He currently writes for Forbes and the San Francisco Business Times, as well as a food/restaurant column for the San Francisco Bay Times. Prior to launching Landis, David served as PR/Community Relations Director for KPIX TV, where he was part of a team that won two national Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Before that, he was the PR Director of the San Francisco Symphony, where he helped promote the formation of the Symphony’s Youth Orchestra and introduced music director Herbert Blomstedt.
In his volunteer capacity, David serves on the advisory boards of Project Open Hand and ODC, San Francisco’s modern dance company. He is also a past marketing committee member for the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, and SFMOMA.