Don Katz is the founder and executive chairman of Audible, Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling. Prior to starting the company in 1995, Katz was a globetrotting, award-winning journalist and author. Audible is widely considered one of the most socially responsible “corporate citizens” in the country, and Katz has been recognized by Living Cities as one of America’s “Top 25 Disruptive Leaders” for his work on behalf of urban transformation in Newark, where Audible has its headquarters.


As a college student, Don Katz, author and founder and CEO of Audible, met Ralph Ellison. The author of ‘Invisible Man’ introduced his protégé to the wonders of oral storytelling.