CEO & Founder, Global Gateway Advisors

Advisory Council, Committee on Global Thought

Matthew Doering is the CEO and Founder of Global Gateway Advisors, a strategic communications consultancy based in New York. He is a senior corporate and global public affairs counselor with extensiveexpertise in reputation management and stakeholder and influencer engagement. For more than 25 years, Doering has advised Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations on market positioning, thought leadership, issues and crisis management, global public affairs, litigation support, and DEI and ESG initiatives. He has counseled organizations across industries and in every region of the world, and developed dynamic programs that reach, engage and activate diverse audiences.

Doering founded Global Gateway Advisors in 2010 to address a growing need for strategic communications counsel and broad integrated program development among companies, nonprofits, organizations and governments. Today, the firm operates at the intersection of business, policy and social arenas to help organizations that are disrupting their industry or sector develop responsive, informed strategies to communicate through times of crisis, transition and transformation.

Doering and his team support a range of clients in the corporate and public affairs, technology, health, finance and social impact sectors, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit, Downtown Music Holdings, Glassdoor and its parent company Recruit Holdings, GuideWell/Florida Blue, the Institute of International Education and Zillow Group. The firm has won widespread recognition for its track record for managing complex, multi-faceted projects, including as a finalist for PRovoke’s 2021 Corporate/Financial PR Agencies of the Year for North America and the Silver Anvil winner for its work for the International Literacy Association.

Prior to founding the firm, Doering was a Senior Vice President and Senior Partner at FleishmanHillard, where he led the New York Corporate Affairs Team. In this role, he advised a host of clients, including Abbott, Amgen, Dunkin’ Brands, Hyatt Hotels, Merck Research Labs, Subway Restaurants and United Airlines. He notably led international media support for the Brazilian government for SECOM. Before joining FleishmanHillard, Mr. Doering served in communications roles at Gavin Anderson & Co. and McDonough & Associates.

Doering is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, a professional organization for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators. He conceived, chaired and organized the Fulbright Public Relations Council for the Institute of International Education, an advisory team of 15 cross sector reputation and marketing experts. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Art Omi, a not-for-profit arts center in the Hudson Valley with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, and residency programs in visual art, writing, music, dance and architecture.

A Seattle-native, Mr Doering double-majored in communications and political science at the University of Washington. He and his husband, Daniel Obst, split their time between Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Ghent, New York.



  • B.A., Communications, University of Washington
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Washington