David Hertz

Managing Director

EMAIL: dhertz@dix-eaton.com
PHONE: 216-241-2145

David is an award-winning strategic communications counselor with more than 30 years’ experience in journalism and public relations. He helped conceive and implement Cleveland’s media relations strategy when it hosted the Republican National Convention and oversees the firm’s national media relations and content marketing engagement with JobsOhio. He provides communications counsel to executives and leads executive teams on media trips to New York, Washington and London. David helped initiate a journalism series that won a Pulitzer Prize, and led PR teams that won two Silver Anvils and a Bronze Anvil.

David is a former business editor at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he also served as metro editor and enterprise editor. David’s efforts as enterprise editor and writing coach are chronicled on the Neiman Foundation for Journalism’s website at Harvard University. He is a member of the Cleveland Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America. He graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Specializes in:

  • Strategic communications
  • National media relations
  • Media training
  • Integrated communications
  • Content development

Involved with:

  • Cleveland Jewish News
  • Truly Reaching You
  • PRSA
  • Cleveland Press Club
  • USA Swimming


  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Cleveland sports teams