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Public relations executive

David Harold Simon was American public relations executive. Named Reserve Deputy Sheriff of Year, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, 1994.


Simon, David Harold was born on December 3, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Isaac B. and Marjorie S. (Felstiner) Simon.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1954.


Marketing engineer Sylvania Electrical Products, Inc., Boston, 1957-1958, advertising manager Mountain View, California, 1958-1960, regional sales engineer Los Angeles, 1960-1963. Manager advertising and public relations Electronic Specialty Company, 1963-1966. Corporation director advertising and public relations Teledyne, Inc., 1966-1967.

President Simon/Public Relations, Inc., 1967-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on public relations to various publications.


Reserve deputy sheriff Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, since 1973, research Commander, identity theft detective, since 2002. Member Los Angeles Olympic Citizens' Advisory Commission, 1980-1984. Commissioner City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission, 1987-1992, president, 1990-1992.

Trustee California Chamber Symphony, 1981-1984. Member founders Los Angeles Music Center, since 1984. Member Philharmonic Men's Committee, 1986-2005.

Board directors Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, since 1992, president, since 1995, Alex Theatre, since 2003, finance chair, since 2004, board directors Musica Angelica, since 2004, Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee Arts, since 2005, grants chair, since 2005. With United States Navy, 1954-1957. Fellow Public Relations Society of America (chair college of fellows 1998, board member Los Angeles chapter).

Member National Association Science Writers, National Association Corporation Directors (founding president Los Angeles chapter), Opera Buffs Inc. (board directors 1986-1987), Friends of Madrid Theatre (vice chair since 1997, chair 2005), Mensa.


Married Ruth Lurie, March 2, 1962. Children: Rachel, Jessie.

Isaac B. Simon

Marjorie S. (Felstiner) Simon

Ruth Lurie

Rachel Simon

Jessie Simon