David Ginsburg is the Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.
(DCI). DCI is a non-profit business organization with a mission to build a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region. Ginsburg has been part of Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) since joining the organization at its inception as Vice President of Retail Development in 1994. For more than 15 years, he has been a leading member of the civic team working to achieve DCI's mission "to build downtown Cincinnati as a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region." In July 2002, David was appointed Interim President and led the organization through a comprehensive effort to re-focus its services addressing the evolving needs of the cityís dynamic downtown. In December 2002, he was named President and CEO.
Prior to joining DCI, David spent more than 23 years in the retail industry. Ginsburg began his career with Marshall Field's in Chicago holding a variety of management positions including Buyer and Assistant General Manager - Merchandising of the flagship State Street store. He moved to Cincinnati in 1987 to take a position with U.S. Shoe Corporation and was Director of Independent Concept programs providing merchandising and operational assistance to more than 300 stores nationwide.
David serves on the Board of Directors of The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, The Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), The Cincinnati Arts Association, WCPO-TVís Advisory Board and the Board of Executive Advisors in Real Estate for the University of Cincinnati College of Business. He is a member of CEOs for Cities, the International Downtown Association, International Council for Economic Development and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
David is a native of the Chicago area where he attended Northwestern University. He lives in Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood with his wife Pam, an attorney, and their "pets/kids," Bagels, D-Day and Truman.