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Bob Batchelor

Strategist, Author, Storyteller, Educator

Bob Batchelor (he/him) is an award winning communications strategist with an extensive background in executive communications and content creation. Before joining The Diversity Movement, Bob taught strategic communications, public relations, and writing at several colleges and universities in the US and abroad. As a specialist in historical consulting and heritage management, he helped Fortune 500 corporations, startups, and national sports franchises use their heritage as connectors to engage with audiences via authentic storytelling.

At The Diversity Movement, Bob ensures that the best information is delivered to our clients, customers, and stakeholders, while also raising awareness in the marketplace for diversity, equity, and inclusion resources. His goal is to help clients and others spark lasting culture change, thereby creating a more inclusive society and helping businesses achieve their financial goals.

Bob is also a critically acclaimed cultural historian and biographer. He has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius won the 2020 IPA Book Award for Historical Biography. Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel was a finalist for the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. His latest book Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon won the 2021 IPA Book Award in Fine Arts.

Bob’s books have been translated into a dozen languages and his work has appeared in Time, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared as an on-air commentator for The National Geographic Channel, PBS NewsHour, and NPR. Bob earned a Master’s degree in American History from Kent State University and a doctorate in Literature from the University of South Florida.

Why DEI? DEI dialogue centers on resilience, courage, and commitment. Working to ensure that all people feel included, respected, and given the opportunity to thrive begins the steps toward creating a new (and better) national culture.