R&J Public Relations announces the addition of John De Bellis to the agency as Director of Business Development. De Bellis comes to R&J with over 20 years of marketing and communications experience, including having served as VP of External Communications at JP Morgan Chase. In his new role, De Bellis will be responsible for driving business development activities for the firm, seeking out new opportunities, and developing strategies to strengthen both new and existing client-relationships.
“John’s extensive background and ambitious approach reinforces our decision that he is the ideal candidate for the position,” said John Lonsdorf, President of R&J. “His eagerness to take on challenges and apply his leadership skills will help us to reach our aggressive growth goals. His years of experience, as well as skills and expertise in marketing will be a tremendous asset to the agency’s already-strong and dynamic client base.
Immediately prior to joining R&J, De Bellis managed his own business consulting firm in Warren, N.J., where he focused on offering clients public relations, social media, direct marketing and integrated marketing communications services. In the past, he served as VP of External Communications at JPMorgan Chase, as well as Head of Marketing Communications at Philips Lighting where he worked on global brand initiatives for the firm’s consumer and B2B businesses.
Currently residing in Warren, N.J., De Bellis graduated from Rutgers University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies. He is fluent in Japanese, having spent several years early in his career as a journalist based in Japan.