David StanleySpeaker, Author, Filmmaker
David E. Stanley is a best selling author, filmmaker and speaker in the field of self-development and business.
He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Elvis: We Love You Tender and author of Raised on Rock, Conversations With The King ~ Journals of a Young Apprentice, Restoring My Father’s Honor: A Son’s Crusade and his most recent, My Brother Elvis: The Final Years.
David is the founder and president of Impello Entertainment. He wrote, produced and directed the film Protecting The King. The film, based on his life with his stepbrother Elvis Presley, was released worldwide in 2007 and received critical acclaim. He is currently producing his next feature film, Growing Up Graceland.
A truly gifted speaker, David’s personal life story of triumph over adversity and stepping into greatness has impacted millions around the world. His powerful programs, contagious passion and unprecedented communication skills inspire individuals to embody the greatness of their authentic selves.
David has been a frequent guest on Larry King Live, appeared on shows like 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning and has been the source of numerous articles for such publications as Life Magazine.
David lives in San Diego, CA
David E. Stanley was born in Newport News, Virginia in 1955. Three years later, his parents divorced, setting the stage for an extraordinary event. In 1960, Dee Stanley married Vernon Presley, Elvis Presley’s widowed father. David was just four years old, 20 years younger than his new stepbrother, when he moved into the Graceland Mansion.
At the age of 16, David began working and touring with Elvis as a personal aide and bodyguard. From 1972 to 1977, he did hundreds of shows with his world famous stepbrother and was part of some of the most historical concert events of the 20th century. From his moment of glory to his tragic demise, David witnessed the Elvis phenomenon first hand.