Donna Stein

Donna Stein

  • Adjunct

    Public Relations

Donna N. Stein, APR, Fellow PRSA, is managing partner of Donna Stein & Partners, a public relations, corporate communications and investor relations consultancy she founded in January 2004. Stein has 45 years of public relations management experience encompassing both corporate and agency environments, working with private, pre-IPO and publicly-traded, domestic and multinational organizations across a wide range of industries.

Stein is a 1978 graduate of the Newhouse School with a degree in public relations. Since the fall of 2004, she has been an adjunct professor in the public relations department teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations writing, public relations management, public relations campaigns and financial communications/investor relations. Stein is one of the developers of the “Financial and Investor Communications Emphasis”, or FICE, launched in the fall 2016 semester, which is a collaboration between the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University meant to prepare students for rewarding careers in financial communications. 

Stein is the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Professor of Public Relations award bestowed by the Newhouse School. An active member of the Public Relations Society of America, PRSA, Stein received her Accreditation in Public Relations, APR, in 1983 and her Fellow in 2003.  Stein has served for a number of years on the executive committee of the Financial Communications Section of PRSA, including past chair, and is frequently quoted in industry publications on numerous public relations and investor relations topics.

Stein authored a chapter on investor relations case studies for all three editions of “Cases in Public Relations Management” by Patricia Swann, published by Routledge in 2010, 2014 and 2020.  She also contributed a chapter on “Perception Audits” for the “Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations” edited by Dr. Alexander V. Laskin from Quinnipiac University and published by WILEY Blackwell in 2018.  Stein is also an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).