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    Darren Bates

    Austin, Texas

    Founder

    Smart Cities Library

    Global Inclusion Strategist

    A lifelong champion of equity, inclusion, and social justice for the disability and LGBTQ+ communities. Globally recognized as a visionary leader in Disability Employment, Accessibility & Inclusion, Workforce Development, and Public Policy.

    Specialties

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    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Community Engagement
    Disability Employment
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Government Operations
    Inclusive Smart Cities
    Program Management
    Public Policy
    Public Speaking and Communication
    Relationship Building
    Where I've Worked
    S

    2017 – Present

    Founder

    Smart Cities Library
    D

    2013 – Present

    Founder/ Global Inclusion Strategist

    Darren Bates, LLC
    D

    2014 – Aug 2015

    National Project Director

    Darren Bates, LLC
    E

    2010 – Dec 2014

    Founder/President/CEO

    Employment Alliance for People with Disabilities (EAPD)
    N

    2013 – 2014

    National Workforce Strategist

    National Disability Institute
    C

    2009 – Nov 2012

    Regional Disability Director/Navigator

    Coastal Bend Workforce Development Board
    T

    2005 – Jun 2007

    Resource Specialist

    The State of Texas
    Where I've Studied

    BA, Fine Arts | Interdisciplinary Humanities

    The University of Texas at Austin

    H.S. Diploma

    Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

    MA, Dramatic Arts

    American Conservatory Theater

    People I've Reported To

    People I've Worked With

    People Who've Reported to Me

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    Smart Cities Library

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