DANZIGER PUBLIC RELATIONS
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DANZIGER PUBLIC RELATIONS
Derek Danziger, APR
Derek Danziger has 27 years of strategic public relations, marketing, media relations and communications experience, primarily in the public sector, real estate, and development arena, with nonprofit organizations, and for major civic events. He is well-known in the San Diego business and economic development community. He recently founded Danziger PR, serving as a strategic public relations advisor and media trainer for companies and organizations. Most recently, Derek served as president at Katz & Associates from 2017–2022 where he was responsible for oversight and strategic direction for the firm’s three offices and almost 40 employees. Prior to joining K&A as the firm’s president, Derek served as a vice president at Nuffer, Smith, Tucker (NST) from 2012-2017, where he successfully developed and launched the firm’s Public Outreach and Community Relations practice.
Before working there, Derek served as vice president of marketing and communications for the former Centre City Development Corporation, media center director for LEGOLAND California, media & public relations director for the Super Bowl XXXII Host Committee, and a manager in SeaWorld San Diego’s education department. He has managed communications efforts for numerous major and often complex development projects in diverse communities throughout the region.
Derek has conducted more than 100 hours of media and message training sessions for corporate CEOs and organizational spokespersons. He is a highly experienced senior public relations strategist who has extensive experience in crisis communications for large and small organizations as well as developing successful public outreach strategies for complex or challenging projects.
In 2006, Derek was named PR Professional of the Year by the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Derek is also professionally accredited in Public Relations. Derek is actively involved in the San Diego business community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way of San Diego County, Vets Community Connections, and most recently served on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the Public Policy Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Committee of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. He is a past board member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and an alum of LEAD San Diego. Derek is a graduate of UC San Diego and past president of the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.