Donald Singletary

Donald Singletary

Corporate Media Relations, Public Relations

Phone: (646) 312-3797

Donald Singletary has held a variety of Executive and Senior Management positions at high profile organizations organizations such as AT&T, Health & Hospitals Corporation, Planned Parenthood, the National Council on Economic Education and Pace University, during some of their most significant and formative periods.

Singletary has secured placements in major media outlets including Parade, TIME, Glamour, New York Times Sunday Magazine, CBS Evening News, ABC’s “Nightline,” CNN, NPR, CNBC,“Today” and WNBC Channel 4.

As President of the communications firm, The Singletary Group, he has provided an array of services, including corporate communications, ethnic marketing, branding, advertising, editorial services, employee engagement, issues management, and strategic planning, to clients which have included the American Cancer Society, Burson-Marsteller, Pfizer, UniWorld Group, Inc., and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

His academic experience also includes many achievements--he was named the first recipient of the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Communication’s Teaching Excellence Award, and established the first Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter charter at the Hofstra University School of Communication. Singletary has also held teaching positions at the New School Media Studies Graduate Program, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU, and Baruch College. He utilizes his own extensive experience in the classroom in addition to presenting a variety of top level and influential professionals to interact with students, providing them with valuable insights and opportunities.

Singletary’s written works have appeared in several publications including the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Jersey Journal, Amsterdam News, Essence, several blogs and a textbook, Strategies for Argument. He is a regular contributor to “Dr. Rick Wright’s R&B Classics Show” on Power 620 AM Syracuse (available nationally via IHeart Radio) where he discusses issues and events in the news, media and society, as well as African-American history. Singletary, who holds an NAACP Silver Life Membership, has also appeared on the “Imhotep Gary Byrd” program on WBLS radio in New York, to discuss mental health issues among African American males.

A native New Yorker and avid runner, he has completed four New York City Marathon races. He received his BA degree from Sarah Lawrence College and his MA in Media Studies from the New School of Social Research.

Singletary’s career began when, as a high school intern, he co-produced a documentary for WINS – the nation’s premier all-news radio station. “Young and Black,” won the prestigious Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award.

The City University of New York