Gate America

Offering Training Solutions.

Robert Tornabene is a law enforcement officer working at a metropolitan suburban police department. In his 26 years in Law Enforcement with progressive advancement from a patrol officer, Sergeant, Commander and Bureau Chief. Robert has over 10 years’ experience handling Crisis Communications for a metropolitan Chicago Police Department utilizing all aspects of media to interact and inform the public. Current president of the Northern Illinois Public Information Officers Association. Robert is a recognized expert in Active Shooter Training and is a resource for business, local governments and organizations in planning and development of crisis plans.


Are you good with strategy but could use some help with your public relations/communications plan? Does your content need refreshing? Do you have a new product or service to promote? Are you working on a fundraising event that needs some help with growth? I can work on a plan to build relationships and light the fire under your project! 

Do you need help with an overall marketing strategy for your company? I’m here to help!  In today’s world, there is an abundance of information and attention is scarce. So, what we’ll do is determine who your target audience is and then we will proceed to find out everything we can about them. We will help your potential customers find your company – often before they are even looking to make a purchase – and then turn that early awareness into brand preference and, ultimately, into leads and revenue.

When a company faces an unforeseen crisis, your market value can hang in the balance. GATE America will work to manage the issue by helping clients prepare for the unexpected and respond quickly when trouble arises. Our goal is to protect a company’s reputation and its ability to operate.

GATE America works with clients to prepare for a variety of situations that have the potential to threaten enterprise value, reputation or business continuity. Each engagement begins with a disciplined discovery process to identify preparedness gaps and apply best practices. This enables prioritization of specific client preparedness needs, which may include:

  • Situation appraisal
  • Scenario preparation
  • Crisis communications management plan
  • Communications deployment
  • Training and testing

When a crisis or issue does arise, GATE America provides tailored rapid response execution support along with analysis and counsel through dynamic situations. We manage immediate crises and formulate rigorous contingency plans to ensure that clients are prepared to deal with other developments. GATE America can customize the type and level of support and guidance during a crisis to meet the client’s needs, from baseline to comprehensive support. that early awareness into brand preference and, ultimately, into leads and revenue. 

We offer comprehensive training in Crisis Communications, Public Relations, Social Media as well as providing tailormade presentations for our corporate partners in the areas of Active Shooter Training and Site Security Threat Assessment.