David Holwerk joined the Kettering Foundation as director of communications and resident scholar in June 2009. Holwerk oversees the production of deliberative issue books. He is active in the foundation’s research on the public-government relationship and the role of media and journalism in democracy.
Before coming to the foundation, Holwerk worked for more than 30 years as a journalist at newspapers in Kentucky, Minnesota, and California. He worked as a copy editor, reporter, editorial page editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief. He managed staffs that won numerous national awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes.
Holwerk is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He spends his spare time fishing, writing country music, and perfecting his recipes for hot sauce and barbecued chicken.