Lara Gates

Executive Director




Lara Gates has been with NATAS since 2012. She's the point person for all committees, events, members and awards questions.

With a diverse background in TV News and Production, Gates has a first-hand understanding of what NATAS members do at work every day. She began her career in Washington, DC as an Editor and Project Manager for a local news bureau. She went on to produce a weekly business magazine program for five years and later launched a news-for-the-web video project for a major labor union. She also worked in local news in Spokane and Phoenix.

When she’s not serving the board and local members, Gates practices yoga, enjoys watching baseball, writing, cooking and spending time with her family and beagle.

NATAS members can reach her at or 602-345-1532.

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