Douglass Hatcher is a former vice president of executive communications at Mastercard, where he wrote speeches for his CEO that included presentations at the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School and many other high-profile platforms. During his tenure there, his CEO was named the No. 5 Business Person of the Year by Fortune magazine. Before joining Mastercard, he was a senior advisor and speechwriter to Sen. Olympia Snowe. A storytelling strategist, speechwriting professional and executive communications expert, he believes storytelling is the most vital competitive advantage for businesses in the 21st century.