Managing Director of DKC
William Cunningham joined DKC, a public relations and crisis communications firm, as Managing Director in January 2006, after serving Mayor Michael Bloomberg for five years. As the Mayor’s Communications Director, Cunningham helped shape the media outreach of the Mayor’s Office as well as over 50 city agencies. He advised the Mayor on a broad range of subjects including policy, politics and communication strategies. Cunningham’s career in public service dates to 1975, when he served on the senior staff of New York Governors Hugh L. Carey and Mario M. Cuomo. He was Chief of Staff for the late Senator Daniel P. Moynihan and managed his last campaign in 1994. In the private sector, Cunningham has worked as a consultant, advising trade associations, major corporations, professional service firms, and organized statewide and regional public information campaigns. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.