David Rehr is a CEO with over 25 years experience in federal policy and association management. A proven executive, with specific expertise in legislative and regulatory strategic planning, marketing and public affairs initiatives, membership growth, and financial management, Rehr has increased both the effectiveness and the efficiency of organizations he has led.
He has an extraordinary skill set of experience and education that has made him a nationally recognized leader in business advocacy in Washington, DC. International Performance has published two recent articles by Rehr, “Navigating Change: Leadership in Difficult Times,” and, “Leadership: The Word Becomes an Action.”
David Rehr joined Leading Authorities, Inc., as a Senior Advisor in August 2009 to help business organizations understand and get results in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Leading Authorities, David served as the President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters. At NAB, he was a strong advocate for radio and television broadcasters, meeting with policymakers and testifying before Congress on issues that impact radio and television stations.
Prior to taking the helm at NAB, Rehr was president of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Under his leadership, NBWA’s visibility in the advocacy community soared, and the association was ranked as one of the top ten most influential lobbying organizations by Fortune magazine. Rehr has been an strong advocate for entrepreneurs and small business before the federal government.
Rehr, who has a doctorate in economics from George Mason University, has been named to Washington Life magazine’s Power 100 list, and is annually listed as a Top Association Lobbyist by one of Congress’ “must read” publications, The Hill. He has also been featured in Beachum’s Guide to Key Lobbyists, and has been named one of the top 20 most influential people in radio by Radio Ink magazine.