Robert DeFillippo
Chief Communications Officer
Prudential Financial

As head of global communications, Robert DeFillippo is responsible for developing and implementing integrated public relations strategies, including media relations, event marketing and internal communications, for Prudential. He serves as the company spokesperson, coordinates the company's crisis communications and directs Prudential's communications activities in more than 30 countries.

Prior to joining Prudential in 1994, DeFillippo served as director of public affairs for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), leading the association's media relations, speechwriting, advocacy advertising and community outreach. He served as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr., and spent 10 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He is on the boards of the PRSA Foundation and the Arthur W. Page Society, and has been co-chair of the National Press Foundation Awards Dinner for the past three years. He also serves on the Leadership Council for the Committee to Protect Journalists.