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Industry PR Veteran Jim Barbagallo Joins PAN Communications as SVP, Client Relations

Boston, Mass. – May 3, 2012 – PAN Communications, a public relations and digital media leader driving integrated communications strategy for emerging and innovative growth companies in technologyconsumer engagement, and healthcare & life sciences today announced the hiring of Jim Barbagallo as Senior Vice President, Client Relations.

Barbagallo has over 25 years of experience as a PR executive. Before joining PAN, Jim worked for Porter Novelli, a global PR agency, as a partner and managing director in the Boston office where he was responsible for client relations and for contributing to the firm’s growth strategy in addition to expanding the firm into the Austin, Texas region. Jim was also instrumental in positioning Porter Novelli as one of the top agencies in the northeast corridor as well as a top global agency. During his 11 years there, he focused on large initiatives and campaigns and represented a broad range of emerging growth and public companies such as HP, BMC Software, 3Com and Analog Devices, Inc., among others. In addition, Jim served as managing director at Morrissey & Company, where he was responsible for client service, business development, and talent management.

In his role at PAN, Barbagallo will head up the client relations team working closely with the firm’s seasoned group of VPs and directors spanning the firm’s three portfolios. He’ll be responsible for all activities related to the agency’s client base including strategic planning, measurement/analysis and overall creative services aligned to market strategies. He’ll also spearhead the firm’s move towards integrated communications – blending the right balance of traditional and digital influencer programs specific to the firm’s innovative and emerging growth clients.

“Jim has an impeccable reputation as a leader in the PR industry, and has achieved great things in his career,” said Philip A. Nardone, Jr., founder and president at PAN Communications. “He will be a key member of our executive team and the firm’s go-to for our client relations initiatives. Jim’s strategic leadership skills and his extensive experience with building world-class account teams while driving strategic programs through exceptional customer service makes him the perfect fit for PAN during this ambitious growth phase.”

“PAN has a rich history of innovation in integrated communications beginning with its technology and consumer roots and extending to its present day leadership in not only these two industries, but also healthcare and digital marketing,” said Jim Barbagallo, senior vice president at PAN Communications. “PAN’s leadership team is committed to continuing to build an industry-leading, high-impact PR firm capable of advancing the reputation of national and global brands at every stage of growth. I’m excited to be part of an organization with a laser-like focus on client service excellence and hiring and retaining the industry’s best talent.”

Barbagallo graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and lives in Methuen with his wife Eileen and two children.

About PAN Communications

With an expertise in content creation, PAN Communications is an award-winning public relations agency that utilizes all media and disciplines to increase awareness and opportunities to achieve our clients’ business objectives. As an integrated communications partner to companies that lead their industries or those that aspire to, PAN drives strategic public relations for technology, consumer engagement and healthcare & life sciences brands. For more information visit our website at, follow us on Twitter (@PANcomm) or call 617.502.4300.

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