David Oates

Chair of Public Relations
Market Ready Index® Advisory Council

Member since 2020

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MRI Chair of Public Relations

David Oates is the MRI Chair of Public Relations, boasting over 25 years of experience in the space. David has served over 500 clients throughout his professional career, empowering business owners and executives during a Crisis PR matter while also helping them prevent a crisis by training their teams to quickly detect a matter before it becomes a public issue. Today’s communications environment means organizations can go from hero to zero in just one Instagram post — and that's where Mr. Oates employs his knowledge expertise. Rather than simply reacting, he helps individuals and companies get ahead of an impending crisis and back to normal operations as soon as possible.

Professional Experience

Milestones that qualify David to serve as the MRI Chair of Public Relations:

  1. Edward L. Bernays Award Winner

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    Recognizing public relations professionals who demonstrate exceptional traits of leadership, community service, and integrity.

  2. Accreditation for Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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    A coveted award among PR professionals, the PRSA Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) showcases a company's or individual's competence, drive, professionalism, and commitment to excellence.

  3. Masters in Business Administration, San Diego State University

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    Design and deliver Communications and Multimedia courses for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.

  4. Past President, Current Chairman, Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation

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    Improving the San Diego community through leadership, community service, youth services, and more.