APR, Fellow PRSA, Prof., New York University
Don Bates, APR, Fellow PRSA, and honorary trustee of the Institute for Public Relations, teaches graduate PR management courses at New York University and is senior counselor at Gould Partners, PR agency M&A consultants. Don specializes in assisting social media and digital PR agencies to merge with larger firms.
Early in his career, he was a news reporter in suburban Boston. Later, he held executive PR and marketing positions in New York City, Washington, DC, and California. He also conducts PR and business writing workshops in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia.