David Gaylinn

David Gaylinn

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Communications Manager

USA Cycling

Development and implementation of strategic communication plans while creating and enforcing the organizational style guide.

  • Develops, leads and implements strategic and crisis communications plans.
  • Publicizes events and online content though engaging social media followers.
  • Writes weekly newsletter targeting domestic and international cycling media, staff and cycling stakeholders with calendar standings and national development program updates.
  • Drives proactive and manages reactive media relations efforts resulting in nearly $3 million dollars in annual publicity value.
  • Negotiates contracts with independent contractors and manages onsite performance for national championship events.
  • Manages and contributes to the organization's editorial content including writing and editing copy for press releases, web content, feature stories, newsletter content and internal communications.
  • Prepares and trains athletes and staff on effective communication, messaging, media relations.
  • Plans and coordinates media exposure for national championship events, working closely with event promoters, local organizing committees, local media and various stakeholders.
  • Facilitates media relations outreach to secure USA Cycling-related features in various lifestyle and sports publications in addition to industry and Olympic publications.
  • United States Olympic Committee Press Officer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom.
May 2005 - Mar 2010

Media Projects Coordinator

Denver Broncos Football Club

Supported and enforced media policies as dictated by the head coach, while serving as a primary media contact for national, local, and in-house media and the organization, including 80 professional athletes, 20 coaches and select front-office personnel.

  • Formulated the player media policy as representatives of the Broncos organization.
  • Served as primary media contact and agent liaison for marquee players: Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil, Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal.
  • Cultivated strong relationships with members of national and local media, including Peter King, Alex Marvez and Gary Miller.
  • Facilitate player interviews and production meetings with network broadcast crews from CBS, FOX, ESPN and NFL Network.
  • Supervised and mentored staff interns and junior-level employees.
  • Drafted media releases announcing transactions, hiring news and other newsworthy occurrences.
  • Maintained the Broncos media website, provided injury reports to media and facilitated in-game and post-game interviews as sideline media relations contact.
  • Wrote player biographies for the 2006-10 Broncos media guides and weekly releases from 2005-08.
  • Served as liaison between the Broncos and NFL Network.
  • Scheduled logistics for players’ appearances on weekly television and radio shows.
  • Acted as primary Broncos media contact for the red carpet movie premiere of “Seven Pounds” involving Brandon Marshall, Champ Bailey and actor Will Smith.
Jul 2002 - Apr 2005

Public Relations Manager

Grand Rapids Griffins

Assisted with both media and community relations, including during the team’s hosting of the 2004 AHL All-Star Classic.

  • Set up in-person and phone interviews with media
  • Scribed feature stories for AHL “On the Beat” section of web site.
  • Gathered information for and wrote player transaction and promotional releases.
  • Wrote weekly community newsletter for company, media and fans’ use.
  • Coordinated merchandise and ticket donations to charitable organizations.
  • Set up media room and press box with updated information.


Aug 1995 - May 1999

Bachelor of Arts

Syracuse University



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