David R. Fluhrer brings to his clients nearly four decades of communications experience and achievement, primarily for -- but not limited to -- Fortune 500 companies. He has created and/or led communications groups at Avis Group Holdings, Bowne & Co., Celanese Corporation, Gentiva Health Services, Integrated Resources, Medscape, Newsweek, Olsten Corporation, The Reader's Digest Association and Viacom International. He has also been responsible for creating and leading investor relations groups at three of these companies.
During his career, Fluhrer has developed very broad and deep skills in a wide range of communications disciplines, from news media relations to financial presentations to crisis communications. As an advisor to more than a dozen chief executives, he has earned a strong reputation for both his strategic communications and writing capabilities.
Fluhrer's industry experience covers automotive, business and technology services, chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health and medicine, media/publishing and transportation services. He has taken an Internet company through an IPO, presided over more than 150 quarterly earnings and other investor-related events, produced -- from beginning to end -- 20 annual reports to shareholders and written over 300 newspaper columns on classic cars and their owners. In 2014, he created Driveway Media LLC, publisher of a new automotive website, In the Driveway. (In the photo, above right, Fluhrer interviews the driver of the world's oldest surviving Mercedes at the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance classic car exhibition.)
Fluhrer began his career as a reporter with Newsday, widely regarded as one of America's best newspapers, and also worked as a journalist with Newsday, The Suffolk Sun, United Press International and WCBS-TV News during his college years. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science from New York University, and is a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha honorary journalism fraternity, the International Motor Press Association, the Porsche Club of America and the Historic Vehicle Association. He also serves proudly on the board of directors of the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation.