NPF Board: Robert DeFillippo

Robert DeFillippo

Senior Counselor

Zito Partners


Bob DeFillippo is a senior counselor with Zito Partners, a strategic marketing communications firm based in N.J., and teaches graduate courses in Strategic Communications, Crisis Communications, and Critical Business Skills for Corporate Communicators at NYU.  He was also elected in 2013 to serve on the Roxbury, N.J. Township Council.

Bob served as Chief Communications Officer for Prudential Financial, Inc. for more than 20 years, retiring in 2015.  He also served as the Director of Public Affairs for AARP in Washington, D.C., and was press secretary to N.Y. Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr.  Prior to that, he was a reporter and editor for newspapers in New York’s Hudson Valley.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he also serves on the boards of several philanthropic and professional groups, including the Public Relations Society of America Foundation and WBGO Public Radio in Newark, N.J.