David Kemp is President of CurePSP, a foundation engaged in research into neurodegenerative diseases, creating public awareness of these afflictions and providing support for patients, families and caregivers. Mr. Kemp is a seasoned executive and marketing professional with some 35 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining CurePSP, Mr. Kemp was Chief Executive Officer of Jager Di Paola Kemp Design (JDK), a firm that employed more than 100 people in offices in New York, Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Oregon. There he helped to create the firm’s proprietary Living Brand® strategic process which he helped to deploy for companies including Microsoft’s Xbox gaming division, Burton Snowboards, Levi Strauss, Nike, Patagonia, Merrell footwear, The North Face, Woolrich and many others. Prior to JDK, Mr. Kemp founded the corporate design firm Harmon Kemp, Inc., in New York City, where he was involved with financial and manufacturing clients including JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte Consulting and International Paper Co.
Mr. Kemp started his career in journalism as reporter and editor for community newspapers and trade publications. He was a business-beat reporter for The Boston Globe where he also wrote the paper’s weekly advertising column. Later he worked at Dow Jones & Co. in New York as Manager of Public relations with responsibilities for investor and media relations. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.