David Erich began his lifelong career on the St. Louis advertising scene following his service in the Korean War. That career took him to several of the market’s major players: Weintraub, Winius Brandon, BHN and Kelly Zahrndt Kelly. He also served as director of Advertising for Unigroup, retiring in 2006. In 1971 he managed advertising and promotion for the launch of Six Flags over Mid-America. David was president of the Ad Club in 1989-90 at a time when St. Louis agencies were closing or shrinking, and he guided the club through that difficult transition.