Adjunct Instructor and Business Consultant
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Donald R. Simon is a Senior Procurement Analyst, IT at YRC Worldwide, Inc. where he reviews and negotiates software, technology, telecommunications, and intellectual property agreements. YRC is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world. Mr. Simon is also co-owner of several record labels, a music festival, and a music technology company.Previously, Mr. Simon was in private legal practice where he concentrated in business and intellectual property law. The firm’s clientele ranged from arts-based businesses to franchising companies. Before this, he was Director, Business and Legal Affairs at Questar, Inc. and Associate Counsel at Francorp, Inc.Mr. Simon writes and lectures extensively on a wide range of business and legal issues. He has published two law review articles and has appeared in numerous publications. Mr. Simon has given presentations at Arts Incubator, Artist, Inc., and Writers Place; and to members of KC Metro Music Therapists, KC Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Professional Women Controllers, and KC Metro Area Webmasters Association.Mr. Simon is also an adjunct instructor teaching business, law and communications courses at The Art Institutes International - KC, Avila University, Kaplan University, and George Washington University. He has held adjunct positions at Webster University, KCK Community College, Columbia College Chicago, Harrington College of Design, DePaul University, and East-West University.Mr. Simon holds a Master of Arts (Media Communications) from Webster University. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) degrees from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Missouri.Specialties: Business matters, contracts, corporate affairs, copyrights, and trademarks. Teaching communication, business, and law-related courses.