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Don Lowery Don Lowery
New York

Don Lowery is Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Nielsen, a global media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement and trade shows. In his role, he supports Nielsen management in development of policy and strategy related to the federal, state and local government matters affecting the company. He represents the company before governmental and regulatory bodies and monitors legislative actions that could have an impact on the company and its customers. In addition, he plays a key management role in both Nielsen’s outreach to community, civic and special interest groups and the company’s philanthropic and charitable activities.

Lowery has worked in newspapers, television and public relations positions for more than two decades. He began his career as a general assignment reporter for the Roanoke (VA) Times & World News followed by reporting jobs for the Norfolk (VA) Ledger Star and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix.

In 1980, Lowery joined the Boston Globe as a business reporter specializing in coverage of the financial and credit markets and economic news. Three years later, he was hired as editorial director of WNEV-TV (later to become WHDH-TV) and subsequently added the role of director of public affairs to his responsibilities. From 1991 thorough 1993, he worked as a pubic finance investment banker for
Lazard Freres and First Albany Corporation.

In 1994, Lowery joined the New England Patriots Football Club first as vice president of pubic relations and community affairs and later as vice president of player development and community affairs until March 2002.  Lowery spent two years as executive director of communications for Viacom Boston’s WBZ-TV, WSBK-TV and WLWC-TV in Providence, RI. He joined Nielsen in July 2004.

Lowery has received several journalism awards during his career including honors from the Associated Press, United Press International and Lincoln (MO) University for editorial writing.  A native of Chicago, Lowery received a Bachelors of Arts Degrees in economics from Wesleyan University. He resides in New York City.

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