Donovan Moore has been involved in the creative marketing of products and people for most of his adult life. He now has over 30 years of experience in public relations, celebrity marketing, and brand management. A graduate of The University of Southern California (USC) school of business, he interned under the lengendary NBC public relations executive Hank Rieger; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Rieger. Soon after, he was hired by Professional Consulting Management, a Public Relations firm that would be heavily involved in Los Angeles politics, incuding the Mayoral race that would become famous for coining the term, “The Bradley Effect“. At the same time, Donovan began doing publicity for many local bands at the beginning of what would become known as “The LA Sound”. One of those bands was Stryper who he would then manage. They would go on to sell over 10 million records.
In 1985, he was hired by WCA- a west coast talent agency known for representing family friendly artists and corporate speakers. Names such as like Pat and Debby Boone, Glen Campbell, Dion, Art Linkletter, Dean Jones, Meadowlark Lemon, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, John Delorean, Chuck Woolery, Rosey Grier, Florence Henderson- among others. While at the company he provided on screen talent to The CA Lottery Commission, representation for John Delorean, and was instrumental in the resurgence in the career of Dion. While at WCA, Donovan transformed the agency by signing numerous and more contemporary artists. A few years later, he become president and expanded the artist roster futher into corporate and speciial event marketing.
After getting married, he relocated to the Northern Illinois and started his own corporate speakers bureau. Along with the clients he brought with him from WCA, the firm expanded it’s roster to include some of the biggest names in sports, politics, and entertainment. In the early 90′s he underwent a spiritual awakening; or as he likes to put it, “a born again-born again experience” and completely changed careers. He started a wholesale golf products company that rode the “Tiger Woods” golf boom of the 90′s. He soon expanded the company into a chain of brick and mortar retail stores in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. After being retired for over a decade, he recently formed Donovan Moore Associates to offer his marketing expertise to new and growing companies.