David Friedman’s Bio


Following his graduation from Central, David C. Friedman obtained a degree from the Temple University School of Business with a major in journamism in 1966. There was no journalism school at the time.

He was the sports editor forthe Coatesville Record and a general assigment reporter for the Delaware County Daily Times. He left newspapers in 1969 for the world of public relations and was an account executive for two Philadelphia public relations firms.

From there he entered the non-profit field and most of the rest of his career was spent as the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, a position that enabled him to take seven trips to Israel between 1983 and 1990. His last trip in 1993 was as the manager of the United States Junior Team in the 1993 Maccabiah.

He retired in 2005 but found retirement boring and for the past three years has been an executive with Progressive Health Care Services, a skilled home health care agency. Starting as the Marketing Director, he was promoted last year to CEO. He has been married for 42 years for Ruth Shapiro Friedman, has two children, Tom, 38 and Michelle, 34, both living in Santa Monica, Ca. and a three and a half year old grandson, Kaden.

He is also in the midst of writing abook about the 35 combat missions his father flew over France and Germany as the co-pilot of a B-24 from July-November, 1944.

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