Derek Danziger

Derek Danziger joined Katz & Associates in 2017.  He is responsible for oversight and strategic direction for the firm’s three offices and 40 employees.

Derek has more than 23 years of strategic public relations, marketing, communications and crisis-management experience, primarily in the public sector. He most recently served as a vice president at Nuffer, Smith, Tucker (NST) from 2012 to 2017, where he successfully developed the firm’s Public Outreach and Community Relations practice.  Prior to his work with NST, Danziger served as vice president of marketing and communications for the City of San Diego’s former nonprofit downtown redevelopment entity, Centre City Development Corporation, media center director for LEGOLAND California, director of media & public relations for the Super Bowl XXXII Host Committee, and a manager in SeaWorld San Diego’s education department. He is currently a former board member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and an alum of LEAD San Diego. Danziger is a graduate of UC San Diego and past president of the San Diego chapter of Public Relations Society of America. He was named San Diego PR professional of the year in 2006.