Douglas G. Hearle has been active in communications education and training. He has served as an adjunct professor at Iona College, Fordham University and the College of New Rochelle and has been a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Texas, Ball State University and the University of Jakarta in Indonesia. He served for six years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut and on the Board of Trustees of the College of New Rochelle. He was also the Vice President of the Board of Education in his home community of Pelham, NY. Mr. Hearle is the former President and CEO of Carl Byoir & Associates and the former Vice Chairman of Hill and Knowlton Inc., where he ran both the Publicity and Marketing Division and the International Division. Prior to joining Hill and Knowlton, Mr. Hearle operated his own firm and served as a senior consultant to Fleishman Hillard. He is still widely regarded as one of the country’s leading authorities on litigation support and crisis communications. Mr. Hearle holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior.