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Mr. Donald A. Baer

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • J.D.
    The University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master , International Relations
    London School of Economics and Political Science
  • degrees
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A. , International Relations
    London School of Economics
  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A. ( Phi Beta Kappa
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Don Baer Joins the News ...
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Don Baer Joins the News Literacy Project Board
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Burson-Marsteller - Global Leadership
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Worldwide Vice Chairman / Chief Strategy Officer: Donald A. Baer
Live Town Halls, Documentary Series, Unscripted TV Programs—Palisades Media Ventures
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Don Baer Co-founder and Chairman of PMV
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Don Baer's career has spanned leading roles as a media and communications executive in the private and public sectors. In addition to his role at PMV, Baer is a senior executive in two WPP companies: currently Worldwide Chief Executive Officer of Burson-Marsteller and Chairman of Penn, Schoen & Berland. From 1998 to 2007, Baer helped lead Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel and media properties in over 170 countries. As Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development, he managed the significant growth of Discovery's online offerings, including acquisitions of digital media businesses, the launch of its mobile video services and upgrade of its online services. He led Discovery's expansion of public affairs content, including overseeing the Discovery/New York Times joint venture in the Discovery Times Channel and a documentary series with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times. Baer led Discovery's partnership with the American Film Institute to create Silverdocs, America's top documentary festival.
Before Discovery, Baer was in public service, journalism and law. From 1994-97, he was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton. His tenure in the White House included roles as Assistant to the President, White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications and Director of Speechwriting and Research/Chief Speechwriter. From 1985-93, Baer was a journalist with tours at U.S. News and World Report and The American Lawyer.
Baer received a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law.
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Don Baer is Worldwide President and CEO of the strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller and Chairman of the research firm Penn, Schoen & Berland, both WPP, Inc. companies. Don has been a member of Burson-Marsteller's global senior management team since 2008, while also leading major client engagements especially for top technology, communications and media companies. In 2011, he became Cofounder/Chairman of Palisades Media Ventures, a public affairs and news media development company co-owned with WPP.
Don's career has spanned leading roles as a media and communications executive for a wide range of important business, government and non-profit organizations. He has had extensive strategic, operational and creative experience at the White House, global companies and major media organizations.
From 1998 to 2007, Don helped lead global media company Discovery Communications. As Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development and an executive committee member, reporting to the CEO, he led worldwide marketing efforts; new ventures/acquisitions; new media strategy/operations, and corporate-level business development, communications, research and public policy. He drove significant growth in Discovery's online offerings, including acquisitions of digital businesses and the launch of its first mobile video services, and oversaw the Discovery/New York Times Company joint venture in the Discovery Times Channel. As a producer, he oversaw the 2004 Emmy Award winning series Decisions That Shook the World and a documentary series with Thomas Friedman of The New York Times. Don managed Discovery's partnership with the American Film Institute to createSilverdocs, America's top documentary festival.
From 1994-98, Don was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton.
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As an Assistant to the President and White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications and, before, as Chief Speechwriter/Director of Speechwriting and Research, Don was widely recognized for his key role in the Clinton Presidency, including the historic 1996 re-election. In addition to managing an integrated message strategy across multiple domestic and foreign policy government agencies, he led the development of many major Presidential addresses, including working on every State of the Union from 1995 - 2000.
From 1985-93, Don was a journalist. At U.S. News and World Report, he covered politics and the White House and, as an assistant managing editor, oversaw national and international coverage. He also worked at The American Lawyer, has written for publications including The New York Times and Politico, was a CBS News analyst and has appeared on many national TV news shows. Since 2000, he has helped write the annual Kennedy Center Honors TV production, winning two Writers Guild of America awards.
In the 1980s, Don was a media lawyer at New York's Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler. He is on the board of directors of PBS, the Urban Institute and the News Literacy Project, as well as two digital media businesses, Fora.tv and Toura. Don received a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa), a Master's in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. He lives with his wife, Nancy Bard, and two sons in Washington, D.C. `
Donald A. Baer
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Donald A. Baer
Don Baer has built a varied career as a leading media and communications executive. He is Chairman of Penn, Schoen and Berland, a global research-based consulting firm as well as Worldwide Vice Chairman for Burson-Masteller, a leading global communications firm, both companies are members of the WPP Group. From 1998 to 2007, Baer worked at Discovery Communications as Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development. Before Discovery, Baer served several senior roles in President Bill Clinton's administration, including senior adviser to President Clinton; Assistant to the President; White House Director of Strategic Planning & Communications Director of Speechwriting & Research and Chief White House Speechwriter.
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Before the White House, Baer was a top editor at U.S. News and World Report. Don Baer serves as an adviser to several new media businesses and is a venture partner in Legend Ventures, a Washington, D.C. investment firm. He serves on not-for-profit boards that include the PBS Foundation, the Georgetown Day School and City Year DC; he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Baer received a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa), a Master's in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Rotary International Fellowship) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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