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About the Author
David Oates is an Accredited Public Relations (APR) specialist and the principal of PR Security Service.
David is a crisis PR practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Starting his career as a U.S. Navy public affairs officer and later as the communication head of several for-profit entities, he has a wealth of first-hand knowledge in dealing with a broad range of issues, including mass layoffs, large-scale accidents, product recall, inappropriate acts by executives and more. David is an APR specialist who received his master's degree in business administration from San Diego State University and a bachelor's of arts degree from the University of Maryland. He is also the president of San Diego Rotary, the fourth largest Rotary club in the world.