David Laufer is a management consultant with over 25 years business experience in Government Affairs, Communications and Issues Management. Mr. Laufer has extensive experience with controversial issues in numerous corporate affairs disciplines: direct lobbying, coalition development, issue analysis and opinion research, communications, community outreach and philanthropy, grass roots advocacy, ballot issues campaign management and crisis management.
As Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Philip Morris companies (Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing and Philip Morris USA) he led a nationwide department of over 40 government affairs professionals and 200 lobbyists and public affairs firms, and he served as a member of the senior leadership team for the global Corporate Affairs function of Philip Morris Companies.
Mr. Laufer worked as an analyst for Control Risks, Ltd., in London, and was an Assignment Editor and Night News Manager at CBS News in New York. He has been a speaker at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, The Public Affairs Council, Business for Social Responsibility, and at the Conference Board. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.