Alan Bayless is a partner with Longview Communications Inc., a Vancouver-based public relations firm specializing in corporate and financial communications. He held corporate communications and investor relations positions between 1995 and 2006 at five Vancouver-based companies in the technology and natural resources industries. He was Vancouver bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal in the 1980s and of the Financial Times of Canada through the mid-’90s. In 1995, he won a Webster Award for excellence in business journalism. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree (1975) from McGill University.