David Nassar

David Nassar

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President

David serves as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President with the Hawthorn Group. He most recently was at the Brookings Institution where he was part of the senior management team reporting to the President and running that leading global knowledge brand.

As Vice President for Communications, he was responsible for the content marketing that made Brookings the leading source of public policy content in the world today. His team was recognized both internally and externally for the innovative work they did to grow the Brookings audience and improve the frequency and quality of audience engagement with Brookings research. He revolutionized their approach to social media and email, enabling the Institution to share their  content with hundreds of thousands of people every day.

Prior to Brookings, David led a number of different nationally recognized campaigns, at the leading edge of using content marketing and effective storytelling techniques to move people along a ladder of engagement. He has worked both domestically and in a wide variety of countries around the world.