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, Philip A. Nardone, Jr. was selected as this year’s recipient of the John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2016 Publicity Club of New England Bell Ringer Award dinner was held on June 9th at the House of Blues.
The John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors Nardone’s significant contributions over a three-decade career in communications and public relations. Mr. Nardone 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 80’s. After 20 years at the helm of PAN Communications, he has mentored and shaped numerous industry leaders while contributing to the ever-evolving transformation of the PR industry. On top of this achievement, he continues to spread his knowledge by teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with such an amazing group of individuals over the span of my career – our culture at PAN and our exceptional clients have helped to drive me to where I am today,” said Philip A. Nardone, Jr., President and CEO of PAN. “I’m thrilled and honored that the work I’ve done and continue to do at PAN was honored and recognized by my peers in the industry. It’s a true testament to the talented people I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with over the last 30+ years.”
Due to his vision and focus, he has built one of the industry’s leading integrated marketing communications firms. Mr. Nardone’s drive and motivation led to even bigger growth opportunities, including the national expansion of PAN with offices now located in San Francisco, Orlando and New York.
The Striker Award goes to….
PAN is also pleased to announce that Jonathan Gregalis was named winner of the 2016 Striker Award. The Striker Award recognizes a public relations or communications practitioner who has demonstrated a love of the field, a dedication to his or her career and a superior work ethic. Mr. Gregalis is known for exceeding client expectations and working hard to deliver above and beyond results. He has demonstrated tremendous success in the industry after graduating from Newhouse in 2014.