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Burson-Marsteller (www.burson-marsteller.com), established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and public affairs firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, adverti... more.
Communications Director and Chief Speechwriter
The White House
National Press Foundation
Emeritus Board of Directors Member
Council on Foreign Relations
Board of Trustees Member
Silverdocs , America
The News Literacy Project
U.S. Public Broadcasting Service
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Advisory Board Member
City Year DC
Various Boards of Directors
Online Publishers Association
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Greater Washington Initiative
Member of Board of Trustees
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Voyager Learning Company
Democratic Leadership Council's journal
The America Prepared Campaign Inc
Strathmore Hall Arts Center
Institute for Public Relations
Board of Trustees
Discovery Education Inc
Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia Law School
London School of Economics
Donald A. Baer, Worldwide Chair and CEO of Burson-Marsteller, Elected to Meredith Board
The group also disclosed its new board members for 2016: Burson-Marsteller CEO Don Baer, Golin chief executive Fred Cook, DeVries Global chief Heidi Hovland, Affect president and founder Sandra Fathi, and OCG PR president and CEO Tonya Veasey.
Donald A. Baer
Donald A. Baer Worldwide Chairman and CEO of the Strategic Communications Firm Burson-Marsteller; Chairman of the Research Firm Penn, Schoen & Berland Baer has been a leader and executive in media and communications for a wide range of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he was elected chair of the PBS board of directors and to the board of directors at Meredith, a major media company. From 1998 to 2007, he was Discovery Communications' senior vice president for strategy and development. He was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, including stints as his director of strategic planning and communications and as chief speechwriter/director of speechwriting and research. A former media lawyer, reporter, and magazine editor, Baer has won two Writers Guild of America awards for his work on the annual Kennedy Center Honors TV production. He also led the creation of Silverdocs, the American Film Institute and Discovery Communications' annual documentary festival.
"This is an important survey of how Arab youth - the largest and arguably most important demographic in the region - think about the evolving and challenging environment in which they live," said Donald A. Baer, Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller.
Leadership: Donald Baer, worldwide chairman and CEO
And Burson head Don Baer's been relentless about recruiting, with a boatload of fresh C-level talent in the stable. Ever-expanding opportunities across the marketing spectrum make this "the most exciting time there's ever been for the business," says Don Baer, worldwide chair and CEO of Burson-Marsteller (No. 17). "Everyone is veering into everyone else's lane. "We bring the judgment and experience that goes along with strategic thinking," says Mr. Baer of Burson, which launched a content arm called StudioB this year.