- BA in English and psychology from Hartwick College
- MA in communications (public relations concentration) from Western New England University
Aaron M. Beatty is the communications officer at the Austen Riggs Center where he writes and edits content, analyzes data trends, and helps to develop and maintain editorial and brand standards. In addition, he is responsible for several project management, public relations, and outreach initiatives.
Prior to Riggs, Beatty was a stay-at-home parent to two children, which provided a crash course in early childhood development. Before that, he was the creative coordinator at KB Toys (Pittsfield, MA) focused on copywriting, graphic design, and project management. He was also a peer trainer at the Alcoholism Council of Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY), working with middle and high school students.
Beatty has served on the boards of the Becket Athenaeum, Berkshire Writers Room, and Word Street, and was a member of the Historical Commission in Becket (where he and his family currently live) for a number of years. He enjoys writing poetry, reading, running, skiing, live music, and spending time with his family.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business
The role of the unconscious related to creating and receiving organizational and professional communications