Joel Don launched Comm Strategies in 1991 with a focus on public relations and marketing services for technology sector companies. Joel has more than 25 years of experience as a public relations professional in Orange County. Before establishing Comm Strategies, he worked in senior-level PR positions at AST Computer, Archive Corporation, UCLA and UC Irvine. At UC Irvine, he created the “In My Lifetime” lecture series showcasing the dreams and ultimate goals of scholars in pursuit of breakthrough discoveries in science, medicine, literature and social sciences . He has received PR industry awards for excellence in product launch strategy and for devising and implementing a novel solution for measuring the impact of public relations. Joel founded a company that delivered an online PR measurement solution at the early start of the social media revolution. Prior to his public relations career, Joel worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Washington D.C., Evansville, Ind. and Orange County, Calif. as well as served as a contributing editor for several McGraw-Hill computer and technology magazines, including Popular Computing magazine. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Literature from UC San Diego.