David L. Shank, APR, President, Fellow PRSA

David L. Shank, president/CEO is an accredited public relations professional. He was admitted to the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows in 2005.

Programs he has managed for Shank Public Relations Counselors’ clients include:

  • Public relations programs for Walmart, the Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), The Lilly Center for Medical Science, Aqua American/Indiana, the Indiana Lions Eye Bank, the Indiana Heart Institute, The Indianapolis Foundation, Qualitech Steel Corp., and Pepsi-Cola Indianapolis.
  • Managed crisis communications for Pepsi-Cola, Indianapolis (1993) during the syringe tampering case, Denny’s Restaurant, Indianapolis (1994) during the hostage-taking incident and Key Bank, Carmel (1998) during an attempted robbery turned homicide/suicide.
  • Managed qualitative and quantitative research for Fortune 500 companies, and several faith communities.
  • He has counseled not-for-profits during times of crisis and has prevented negative media coverage that could have destroyed reputations.
David is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is past chair of the Hoosier Chapter and the PRSA East Central District. He continues as an East Central District Board member. He is a recipient of the “Don Durocher” Service award. David is a member of the PRSA Counselor’s Academy. He is past board member of the Japan-America Society of Indiana. He is past-president and board member of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation.

From 1979 to 1986, David was public relations director for BDP/Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis. His last assignment was Manager, Public Relations, Carrier North American Operation. He was public relations director of Garrison, Jasper, Rose Advertising in Indianapolis and represented KVMN and KSSS radio, and Henry and Henry Advertising in Colorado Springs, Colo. David is a graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington.