CPIP Expresses Condolences on Passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

CPIP expresses condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Richard Bates, long-time head of Disney’s Government Relations team in Washington, D.C., who died suddenly on December 31, 2020. Richard was a consummate professional and knowledgeable advocate for the interests of the creative community. His impact in the policy arena was far-reaching, and he was much respected and warmly regarded by those who had the good fortune to know and work with him over the years. CPIP is grateful for the opportunities we have enjoyed to interact with Richard and his team.