David Holley

30under30 LOGOPrior to attending college and pledging the Gamma Iota Chapter, David took time off from school to recover from advanced stage Lyme disease, a debilitating tick-borne neurological illness. During these four years, he directed online communication operations for the House Republican Conference and their official website, GOP.gov. While at LSU, David was director of communications for the Student Government, treasurer of College Republicans, and an advisor to Gamma Iota Archon Blaine Tatje, who was recently named Pi Kapp’s Archon of the Year.

After graduating from LSU with a business degree in December 2015, David returned full-time as chief executive of the firm he founded in 2007, which provides communications consulting and critical enterprise software to America’s leaders. The firm’s cloud-based software, Partyline Platform, delivers valuable tools and essential insight to the top four leadership offices in the U.S. House of Representatives: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and the Chair of the House Republican Conference. The software also powers the fundraising efforts of more than 40 sitting Members of Congress and U.S. Senators, helping raise more than $20 million since August 2015. Recent communications consulting includes work for Google, the Republican National Committee, Fox News, MSNBC, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Global eHealth Foundation, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and political campaigns ranging from the town school board to the Governor’s mansion.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Don’t undersell your qualifications when looking for a career. A feeble pitch of your experience and education on a résumé and in interviews can kill your chances of landing the job. Being concerned about sounding arrogant is healthy, but it is a sign you still have enough humility to not sound pompous as you make a strong case. It ain’t bragging if it’s true.”