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David Pettinger, APR, PRC

President – Research

David brings to the research team extensive experience developing and executing branding, marketing and strategic communications programs for clients in a variety of industries. He has a strong knowledge of marketing and communications, and is well versed in the business challenges and opportunities that exist in Hawaii. A creative thinker, David effectively leverages the firm's extensive resources to provide successful solutions for his clients.

David is accredited in public relations by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB). He is the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America's Hokupaa Award for leadership and contributions to the profession and is a former president and currently serves on the board of the Hawai'i chapter of PRSA. David graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in marketing.