Douglas C. Bean

Adjunct Instructor


MBA, University at Buffalo School of Management
MA, Dartmouth College
BA, Kenyon College


As chief operating officer at Eric Mower and Associates, Bean develops and directs marketing communications programs for numerous clients. He leads the Buffalo office, serves on EMA’s board of directors and directs the agency’s brand promotion practice. He has extensive experience in financial services, health care, packaged goods and economic development. Specifically, he has supervised advertising, sales promotion and market research programs for numerous agency clients, including First Niagara Bank, Fisher-Price, HSBC Bank, Mattel, National Fuel, Key Bank and BlueCross BlueShield.

Community Involvement

  • Member, Upstate New York Council, American Association of Advertising Agencies
  • Executive Committee, Buffalo Niagara Life Sciences Council
  • Trustee, Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Former Chair, Dean’s Advisory Council, University at Buffalo School of Management
  • Director, Kaleida Health/Visiting Nurses Association
  • Graduate, Leadership Buffalo

Recognition and Awards

  • Buffalo Business First Leadership Award
  • Crystal Prism Award for Service to the Western New York Advertising Community
  • University at Buffalo School of Management Award for Community Service
  • National Federation for Just Communities Service Award