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Gary Grates

W2O Group

Gary Grates is a globally renowned and respected expert in change management communications, crisis/issues protocol, employee engagement and corporate strategy execution counseling senior leaders from global organizations in the areas of reputation, leadership transition, M&A integration, crisis/issues management, labor-management relations, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, function optimization, internal communications improvement, strategy implementation and change management. .

He has more than 25 years of experience counseling more than one hundred organizations and CEOs including Kraft, Nissan, GM, Carrier/United Technologies, Pfizer, Sanofi, Merck, Exxon/Mobil, P&G, Shell, PepsiCo, Visa, eBay, Chevron, British Airways, Otsuka, VW, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch/InBev and Harley-Davidson to name a few.

A frequent lecturer and author on issues facing corporate management and communications professionals worldwide, Gary has been referred to as the “thought leader” in change management communications and effective employee- management relations. He has published more than 200 articles/white papers on the strategic importance of communications in achieving business excellence.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, a Teaching Professor at ABERJE - the Brazilian Public Relations Association, a former Trustee of Utica College of Syracuse University, a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, PRSA, IABC, National Corporate Directors Association (NACD) and the Institute for PR Research (IPR). He was named one of the Newhouse School’s top “40” graduates.

Gary holds a Bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University and a Master’s degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

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