David Meadvin, CEO of Day One, is a corporate and executive communications strategist with broad experience in both the public and private sectors. He has a proven track record as an adviser for CEOs and top leaders across sectors and industries. Prior to cofounding Day One, David served in a number of senior roles in both the private and public sectors.
David was President of Laurel Strategies, a Washington D.C.-based advisory firm. Before that, he was Vice President for Executive Communications for the financial services firm Citadel, where he led communications and strategic planning for the CEO and other key leaders. Previously, he was Director of Corporate and Executive Communications at Bloomberg LP, serving in a similar role for the company’s CEO and top leadership. As an executive speechwriter and communications specialist for Facebook, David helped develop the company’s external narrative during the IPO period.
In the public sector, David served as chief speechwriter for the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, where he was instrumental in developing national communications strategies and was also the lead author for the Senate’s weekly radio address. As director of speechwriting at the U.S. Department of Justice for the Attorney General, he gave voice to law enforcement policies, with a particular focus on the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
David has been profiled on the Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list and was nominated by the Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. One of the most prolific thought leadership writers in America, David’s work has been published by virtually every major media outlet in the world.