David Resnicow is president and co-founder of Resnicow + Associates, the nation’s leading company providing integrated communications, marketing, strategic planning, and management consulting service to cultural institutions. R+A also provides counsel to museum leadership on programming strategy, revenue-generating activities, and institutional growth. In addition, the company works with government agencies on cultural infrastructure planning and cultural tourism, and with philanthropists, foundations, and corporations on programs that support the arts and culture. Mr. Resnicow was the co-founder of MuseNews, a cultural news wire service that was acquired by Bloomberg LP in 2004 and renamed BloombergMuse.
Mr. Resnicow has advised and worked closely with more than 125 cultural and educational institutions Current and recent clients with whom he’s worked on comprehensive programs include the Louvre, Smithsonian Institution, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, High Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Israel Museum, Apollo Theater, AT&T Performing Arts Center (Dallas), Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Oakland Museum of California, and the American Museum of Natural History. Other institutional clients have included Carnegie Hall, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Harvard Graduate School of Design, WNET, International Spy Museum, and National Baseball Hall of Fame, to note only a few.
Mr. Resnicow has worked with government agencies on cultural infrastructure planning and the design of public programming that fosters economic activity, tourism, and investment, including the Redevelopment Agency of San Jose, CA; the Port of Los Angeles; and the Orange County Great Park. He has designed and implemented broad-based reputation-building programs in the US for the governments of Hungary, Canada and Greece, and on cultural tourism programs for Dallas, TX; Cooperstown, NY; and the Berkshires, MA; among others.
Mr. Resnicow has worked with philanthropists and foundations on the development and implementation of their programs, including the Eli Broad, Ray Nasher, and the Aga Khan Development Network, among others. He has also played a key role in the development, reorganization, and long-term management of many of the leading corporate sponsorship programs, including Rolex, Altria, American Express, Chase, Alcoa, and AT&T. Mr. Resnicow has worked on more than 100 corporate-sponsored cultural events.
Mr. Resnicow has created cultural marketing programs to stimulate the use, and enliven the perception of retail and real estate enterprises in the U.S. and abroad, including Olympia & York, the South Street Seaport, Rouse Company, and Barney’s New York. He is the creator of "The Wall Street Rat Race," a race held in Lower Manhattan in which the participants run in business attire, for which he was awarded the Public Relations Society of New York's Big Apple Award.
Mr. Resnicow was retained by the Vatican to develop and manage the international communications program which addressed concerns surrounding the cleaning and conservation of the Sistine Chapel frescoes. On behalf of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, he designed and implemented a successful communications program to make the public aware of the First Amendment issues underlying the museum’s presentation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. Mr. Resnicow was also retained by the legal counsel of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, to develop and implement the communications strategy based on the First Amendment issues surrounding the Museum’s presentation of the “Sensation.”
Mr. Resnicow is Chairman of the Board of the Mark Morris Dance Group and serves on the board of the American Institute for Stuttering. He received his Bachelor of Arts in art history and aesthetics from Washington University, Saint Louis.