The Bates Team

Each member of our team lives the Bates values, from integrity and humility to knowledge and excellence. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including business strategy, corporate communication, and management psychology. All of our coaches are fully certified in our methodologies and selected for their ability to apply real-world experience to the needs and challenges of their executive clients.

Our CEO Suzanne Bates founded the firm with a commitment to helping leaders make an impact. During her first career as an award-winning broadcast journalist, she spent years interviewing top influencers and developed a keen interest in discovering the qualities of successful leaders. She channeled that energy to bring together a team that today is at the forefront of innovation in executive and leadership development. Among the breakthroughs she has championed is the first research-based assessment and model of Executive Presence, the Bates ExPI™.

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Craig Bentley, Vice President, Bates
Craig Bentley Vice President
Margie Myers
Margery Myers Principal
Elizabeth Freedman
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Damon BatesPrincipal
Michael Seitchik
Michael SeitchikDirector of Research and Assessment, Executive Coach
Walter Jackson
Walter Jackson Director of Global Partner Development, Consultant
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Shirley HaggartyExecutive Coach
Sarah Woods
Sarah Woods Senior Vice President, Global Consulting
Andrew Atkins
Andrew AtkinsSenior Vice President, Research and Innovative Practices
Sean Costa
Sean CostaVice President, Client Solutions
Roanne Neuwirth
Roanne NeuwirthVice President of   Marketing
Drew Yanno
Drew YannoVice President and General Counsel
Grace Connelly
Grace ConnellyChief Financial Officer
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Scott Weighart Director of Learning and Development, Leadership Facilitator
Dan Mausolf
Daniel Mausolf Director of Client Solutions
Rachel Suchoff
Rachel Suchoff Director of Administration
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Gisele GarceauDirector of Administration and Project Management
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Meghan McGrath Director of Marketing
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Angela RichardsExPI Assessment & Partner Lead
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Chris GoodnowMarketing and Public Relations Associate
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Voula CarnevaleExecutive Assistant
Ed Carroll
Ed CarrollDirector of Business Development 
Ayme Van Riet
Ayme Van RietAdministrative Assistant & Office Manager 
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Tara Goodwin Frier Public Relations and Media Consultant
Kara Lund
Kara Lund Voice and Speech Coach
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Mary Lou Andre Style and Professional Image Expert