Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA
Applying for: Chair-Elect
Professor of Practice, Public Relations
Syracuse, New York
￼Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, joined Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in August 2015 as a professor of practice in public relations. He teaches courses including public relations campaign planning and execution, and news and public relations writing in a digital age. Administratively, he is the academic coordinator for a new, multidisciplinary emphasis in Financial and Investor Communications, and, effective July 1, will also serve as academic director for an executive master's degree program in Communications Management.
From 2011 to August 2015, D'Angelo was senior manager, communications, for ITT Corporation, responsible for a broad range of public relations, marketing communications and internal communications strategies and programs. His professional experience includes serving as director of operations for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Foundation (2009-2011), director of communications for Magna International (2008-2009), and as an adjunct professor at the Newhouse School (various semesters from 1990 to 2011), where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations campaigns, writing, and crisis communications.
D’Angelo’s prior experience includes 15 years (1993-2008) at Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies, where he served as director of global marketing communications for the Carrier Transicold Division, and director of marketing, communications and training for the Replacement Components Division. Previously, he was director of public relations services at Sage Marcom (1985-2003), a Syracuse-based marketing communications agency later acquired by Eric Mower & Associates.
￼D’Angelo was elected to PRSA's College of Fellows in 2008, and served on its executive committee from 2011 to 2015, including as its chair in 2014. He served on PRSA’s National Board of Directors as the Northeast District director from 2004 to 2006, and as treasurer in 2007. D'Angelo established the Society's MBA Initiative as a task force in 2006 to provide strategic communications content to MBA curricula, an effort that has become a standing committee that has so far resulted in 15 graduate business schools adopting the offering. He is currently the Board's liaison to that committee, on which he served as co-chair or member from 2006 through 2015.
D'Angelo is also the Board of Directors liaison to the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), following his service as a PRSA representative on the UAB last year. Prior to rejoining the board in 2016, he was also a member of the PRSA Foundation Audit Committee.
D’Angelo’s articles on the value of public relations coursework in business education have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times and The Public Relations Strategist, and he contributed a piece on ethics and professionalism to the textbook Strategic Communications Planning for Effective Public Relations and Marketing, 6th Edition, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2014. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal's "Crisis of the Week" column, and has recently offered commentary on crisis communications through interviews on CNBC and other broadcast news outlets.
D’Angelo has served in volunteer roles for the Syracuse University Public Relations Council and the University of Florida Public Relations Advisory Board. He was an invited participant in the Private Sector Summit on Public Diplomacy, co-sponsored by the PR Coalition and the U.S. Department of State, joining 130 communications executives from across the U.S. at a non-partisan strategic planning session at the White House and State Department to advance the country’s international relations efforts.
Over the past year he has participated in the inaugural Industry-Educators Summit of the Commission on Public Relations Education, and joined leading professionals and educators from around the world last May at Ketchum's New York headquarters to address the future of undergraduate preparation for public relations students. Since then, he has served on the Commission's chapter committee addressing pre-professional and professional organization involvement.
D’Angelo holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and English, and a master’s degree in communications management, both from Syracuse University. He and his wife Debbie have two daughters.
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA