About David Ormsby Public Relations
David Ormsby, Managing Director & Consultant
than 20 years, David Ormsby has developed and executed public relations campaigns in Illinois for government
officials, political candidates, non-profits, trade associations, and private business. He has a long and successful record
of helping organizations and individuals achieve their public relations goals. David founded David Ormsby Public Relations Illinois, a sole proprietorship, on June 1, 1998.
David earned a BA in political science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana;
a MA in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois, Chicago; and achieved a Ph.D. A.B.D. in public policy analysis
from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Prior to establishing his Illinois public relations consulting practice in 1998,
starting in 1990, David served as press secretary to State Rep. Ellis Levin (D-Chicago), press secretary
to the Democratic Party of Illinois, press secretary to Cook County Board President Democratic Candidate Aurelia Pucinski;
served on the Issues Development Staff of the Illinois House of Representatives & Illinois House Democratic Campaign Committee
of Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and as a public information officer for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's
Office of Workforce Development.
During his years at the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Illinois House Democratic
Campaign Committee, David worked on dozens of campaigns throughout Illinois, focusing on direct mail communications and news
media relations. David brings this deep public relations experience and 21st Century public relations skills and capabilities
to his practice and clients today.
Beyond his public relations practice, David has shared his personal views on politics,
public policy, and public opinion as a blogger at The Huffington Post and The Illinois Observer and as a guest on Garrard McClendon Live, Milt Rosenberg's WGN
Extension 720, The Ray Hanania Show WSBC AM 1240, Chicago Politics Tonight, etc..
Mark Jones, Managing Director & Consultant
Since 2009, Mark Jones has been a creative, hands-on change
agent, adept at visionary strategic marketing and communications with more than 20 years experience. He
specializes in establishing, revitalizing and transforming marketing and communication operations.
His approach is practical and results-oriented,
providing clients with a solid return-on-investment and measurable success. Mark focuses on clients in
technology, professional services, entertainment, not-for profit and healthcare.
Previously, Mark was a partner and senior director of Marketing for Accenture,
where he developed and implemented marketing and communications strategies to positively impact revenue growth, market share,
market positioning, and employee satisfaction and retention. He was also vice president of marketing for
WaveBend Solutions, which he launched as a spin-of from BDO, the fifth largest global accounting firm.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
If you have a question for David, just drop him a quick note here...