David Laufer, a founder of Forum Strategies & Communications, is a management consultant with 30 years business experience in Government Affairs, Communications and Issues Management. Forum Strategies & Communications (FSC) is an issue-oriented communications and outreach firm that helps major corporations communicate with key audiences on critical policy issues related to their businesses and brands.
Mr. Laufer has extensive experience with controversial issues in numerous corporate affairs disciplines: Issue analysis and opinion research, direct lobbying, coalition development, stakeholder engagement, community outreach, grass roots advocacy, communications and ballot-issues campaign management.
Prior to FSC, as Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Philip Morris companies (Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing and Philip Morris USA), 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, Issue Management Council, Business for Social Responsibility and at the Conference Board. He is the author of the Public Affairs Council Management Report, a Practical Process Guide to Issues Management.