Dallas Lawrence is chief global digital strategist for Burson-Marsteller, a leading PR and communications company. A California native, Lawrence is a frequent commentator on social media for CNN, and he is a contributor to Mashable and Forbes where his columns on emerging media and reputation management appear regularly. Lawrence is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy (Reserve). Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Government from The Johns Hopkins University.