David L. Ellis

Board Member, Founding Partner of Delta Partners, LLC


Founding Partner, Delta Partners, LLC

David L. Ellis is the founding partner of Delta Partners, LLC, a full-service government relations and public affairs firm located in Orange County, California.

A 1980 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Mr. Ellis holds a BA in political science. His post-graduate work was conducted at Sacramento State University in government.

Before forming his company in 1984, Mr. Ellis served in numerous positions with elected officials. He was former research director for California Lt. Governor Mike Curb, staff assistant to Assembly Minority Leader Carol Hallett (R-Atascadero), press secretary to Congressman William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), and chief of staff to State Senator Ollie Speraw (R-Newport Beach).

Delta Partners, LLC represents clients that interface with government. The firm also engages in issue management for corporations and causes. The firm represents a wide range of clients including developers, financial institutions, non-profit corporations, special districts, and municipalities.

Mr. Ellis was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the 32nd District Agricultural Assn. (Orange County Fair & Event Center) board of directors in April 2007, and reappointed in December 2010. He is past Chairman of the Board of the 31 million dollar per year organization. He has been honored by Kinship Center for creating a permanent event at the fairgrounds to host Orange County’s foster care community. He is on the board of directors of Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Program (OCGRIP), a countywide program that diverts children away from gang membership. He is former co-chair of the St. Margaret’s Annual Fund, raising over a million dollars for the ongoing programs of the school. He is former co-chair of the St. Margaret’s sports complex capital fund. He sits on numerous advisory committees of local legislators and elected officials. He is former president of the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn., former board member of Young Professional Against Cancer, long-time member of the Orange County Lincoln Club, member of the Sons of the American Legion Newport Harbor Squadron #291, former member of Young Executives of America, and past president of the St. Laurent Homeowners Association, Newport Coast, CA.

He has two children; Andrea, 23- years old, a college sophomore, and Preston – 20 years old, a sophomore at American University, Washington DC. He resides in Newport Coast, CA.

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