Philip A. Nardone, Jr.

PAN Communications: President & CEO

Philip A. Nardone, Jr. is the President & CEO of PAN Communications. Phil founded PAN over 20 years ago with a vision to create a firm that not only did exceptional work and helped clients meet their goals, but also an agency where employees were as passionate for their craft as he is. After more than 35 years creating industry best practices, mentoring the next generation of communication professionals and leading PAN Communications’ “Best Places to Work” culture, Phil was selected as 2016’s recipient of the Public Relations Society of North America Boston Chapter’s John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. Later that same year, Phil was recognized as PR News’ PR Trainer/Educator of the Year, a nod to his contributions as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Syracuse University, for 15+ years. In 2017, PR News listed Phil as one of the 50 Game Changers of PR for his business savvy, dedication to education and his skillful management style. Most recently in 2018, Phil was invited to join the Arthur W. Page Society, a professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession.

Phil possesses an extensive track record with distinguished credentials and has accomplished all of this from the ground up, starting his career as a young PR intern in the early ’80s.

Phil’s career began at Hill & Knowlton, one of the nation’s largest PR firms, where he was the youngest vice president and general manager in agency history. Top executive roles followed at Neiman Marcus and Rourke & Company (now MSL Strategies). A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Phil maintains a close relationship with his alma mater. He has been an adjunct professor at the university for 16 years and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Newhouse School of Communications.

Phil is active in many non-profit and social service initiatives in Greater Boston and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Nantucket Island where he spends summers.

With PAN expanding each year, Phil’s typical closing in emails seems apt in most areas of his life, as he insists there is always a chance to pursue challenges and move “onward.”