David Ginsburg, Senior Advisor

Executive Leadership, Economic & Community Development



David joined Gilman Partners as Senior Advisor in 2018 to help maintain, develop and expand business relationships in Cincinnati and throughout the United States. He leads the firm's Economic & Community Development Practice.

Before joining Gilman Partners, David served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Cincinnati Inc. since 2002, working to achieve the non-profit organization's mission of building downtown Cincinnati as a dynamic metropolitan center. He joined DCI near its inception in 1994 as VP of Retail Development and has been a key civic and industry leader. Prior to joining DCI, David spent more than 23 years in the retail industry with Marshall Field's in Chicago and U.S. Shoe in Cincinnati. He brings a unique combination of private- and public-sector experience as well an understanding of corporate and small businesses.

David has served on numerous boards including CEOs for Cities/Forward Cities, REDI Cincinnati, OKI Regional Council of Governments, the International Downtown Association, Urban Land Institute Advisory Board, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. David is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XX and attended Northwestern University.