With a background spanning advertising and communications and a client base spanning the globe and including top brands in every sector, Dr. David Kippen is recognized as among the top thought leaders in brand strategy. David’s past clients include category-leading brands like Ameriprise Financial, Bain & Company, BlackRock Financial, Burger King, Catholic Healthcare West, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, E.ON, HP, HSBC, General Mills, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Marriott International, Moss Adams, Microsoft, Nokia, Premera Blue Cross, Teva and T-Mobile. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Times (of London), Economic Times (India) and top industry trade publications including Marketer and HR Director. His work has also been featured in USA Today, MSNBC (TV), Fox Business (TV) and Telemundo (TV).
David has extensive international consulting experience and regularly presents on brand and communications theory at conferences and at customized seminars for audiences ranging from practitioners to senior executive leadership. Recent venues have included the Chicago Graduate School of Business, the Huizenga Business School, Nova Southeastern University, UC Berkeley and UCLA and for numerous associations and professional conferences including The Conference Board, the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA), the Society for HR Management (SHRM), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Western Pension & Benefits Conference (WP&BC).
David has held leadership roles in several top associations that support the HR and communications professions. He is currently a member of SHRM’s Performance Management Task Force and an active member of the Council of Communication Management. He has served as President and Chief Executive of the International Association of Business Communicators San Francisco chapter. He also served for three years on SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel on Consulting and Outsourcing and as a Member at Large on the board of directors of Western Pension & Benefits Conference.
David holds a bachelor of arts in English from San Francisco State University and PhD in English (Rhetoric) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed doctoral work as a visiting scholar at the Stanford-UC Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies and currently teaches brand strategy at San Francisco State University.
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