Len Gutman is president and founder of Open Door Communications, a full-service public relations and communications company based in Phoenix. Len is a member of both the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and served as president of IABC Phoenix in 2003-04. Len earned his accreditation from IABC in 2002, a designation achieved by less than 5 percent of the organization’s 13,000 members worldwide. He is an alumnus of Valley Leadership, was named as one of the “Forty Under Forty” up-and-coming community leaders by the Phoenix Business Journal, and is an advisory board member for the American Lung Association of Arizona. Len is the author of Giving Time: Making A Difference in Your Community (Llumina Press, 2003) and is a longtime columnist and contributing writer for The Arizona Republic. His writing has also appeared in various publications including the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Ahwatukee Monthly and Raising Arizona Kids. Len has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San José State University and a master’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University.