An award-winning creative director and strategic marketing communications specialist, David brings to the table more than 30 years of success devising and deploying multi-tiered, brand-driven marketing programs to deliver top-of-mind image/message awareness and revenue for a wide range of local, regional, national and international clients. These include Tier One telecom companies (Nextel, Sprint, MCI, Primus); associations; packaged goods manufacturers; software solutions providers; chain department stores; apparel, home furnishings and gourmet food specialty chain retailers and regional shopping centers; healthcare providers (HMO’s, multi-practice medical malls, insurance companies), and hospitality/tourism venues, among many others. 

Prior to ROI, he served as president of two of the five largest marketing communications agencies in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and, earlier in his career, as chief marketing officer for the combined, Raleigh’s and Garfinckel’s specialty store chains and as vice president, public relations for Hecht’s, the largest department store division of the May Company (now part of Federated Stores).
David holds both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

David M. Nellis

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David's Top 10

  • Nycci, my kids, grandkids and many puppies
  • Matthew Brady
  • Firenze in any season
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Repetition… the essence of humor!
  • Cream cheese on anything!
  • Fresh Cream (their first album)
  • A burger and a brew for under $20
  • Foodie and the Beast
  • Black