NEW YORK—David Cantor, chief spokesman for New York City public schools and chancellor Joel Klein, will join Widmeyer Communications and lead its New York-based education, arts and philanthropy practice. Cantor brings nearly 20 years of strategic communications expertise to his new role as a senior vice president at Widmeyer.
Cantor has served as press secretary in the New York City Department of Education for the past five years. In this role, he was Chancellor Joel Klein’s chief spokesman in the nation’s largest school system. He oversaw media planning and outreach for the department throughout Mayor Bloomberg’s second term and has coordinated the press rollout of the Mayor’s third-term education agenda.
Cantor also worked for the Anti-Defamation League as director of the Civil Rights Information Center, where he lectured nationally about social trends and movements, civil rights and anti-Semitism.