David Voss

David Voss


Chicago roots (Go Cubs!), grew up in Sarasota. Gets first job throwing newspapers onto lawns…then works as a sports reporter. Writes about baseball. Plays baseball. Writes about self playing baseball. Goes to Mississippi State on full baseball scholarship, but keeps writing enough to graduate in communications, talks enough to major in speech. First job: Local DJ, spinning records and announcing Florida State baseball games. Will this guy ever get serious?

Upward and onward to reporter and news editor, Tallahassee Democrat. Presides over front pages when Elvis dies, Nixon resigns, U.S. leaves Vietnam. Changes course to Florida state government. As Director of Communications for Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services writes first “media manual” when TV nursing home scandal shows nurse hiding in bathroom to avoid press. Takes on the media firsthand as press secretary for Florida Governor Bob Graham and three state agencies. Meets, greets, spins all things positive and learns an amazing amount.

Becomes spokesperson for Commissioner of Education. Becomes father of four children trying to get an education. Becomes marketing executive for Apple Computer in education, when computers were first entering the classroom and nobody knew what to do with them.

Media and government experience from every angle, education from the public, corporate and personal perspective, and passion for children’s issues lead to the creation of Voss & Associates, a premier communications consulting company encompassing 25 years of communications reality.

Coaching kids, riding horses and staying fit provides diversion and peace to balance hectic pace of 110% commitment to clients.

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