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 everyday. 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, Washington.

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

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