David Fox joined McNeely Pigott & Fox as a partner in 1990, after several career stops as a journalist, political campaign operative, author and PR executive. As managing partner at MP&F, David has led teams working with clients in the fields of automotive, health care, hospitality, government and urban affairs. He specializes in strategic planning and media relations.
Over the years, David has managed some memorable moments for his clients: He coordinated a positive interview for one client with Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” and managed a national campaign for another that culminated with a press conference at the National Press Club, resulting in a Page 1 article in USA Today; he ran media relations for a weeklong sale of A.J. Foyt’s memorabilia at the Indy 500 Motor Speedway and worked with “Good Morning America” on a feature story about a Mississippi blues band. He has also played a role in shaping the public dialogue in Nashville through his work with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining MP&F, David was vice president of Atkinson Public Relations. Before that, David wrote books. He is the author of three published, nonfiction books and a number of magazine articles from his four years as a freelance writer. David began his career as a newspaper reporter, working at The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, and covering Tennessee politics for the Nashville Banner and United Press International. He also worked in the presidential campaigns of Howard Baker and Jimmy Carter.
David has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Nashville Chamber, the American Cancer Society, the Center for Nonprofit Management, University School of Nashville, and the Center for Living and Learning in Franklin. He has been recognized for his community service with the John C. Tune Award presented by the American Cancer Society and the Good Guy Award presented by the Nashville Women’s Political Caucus. A native of Memphis, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with an English degree in 1972.