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  • With more than 25 years’ experience in public relations and communications, Gregg Feistman is an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Temple University.

    Prior to his appointment at Temple, he was Vice President and Director of Public Relations for ING Direct, USA, headquartered in Wilmington, Del., and part of one of the largest financial services companies in the world. He was responsible for the national launch of the company as well as corporate public relations, strategic communications planning, crisis communications, issues management, media relations, consumer advocacy and corporate sponsorships. He also served on the Board of Directors of the ING Direct Kids Foundation.

    Prior to joining ING Direct, he was Manager of Public Relations for Manny, Moe and Jack – The Pep Boys, the nation’s largest automotive parts, repair and service chain. Before that, he served as a strategic communications consultant to corporations in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, utility and chemical industries, non-profit organizations, and an agency of the Federal government, among others.

    From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Feistman was Assistant Vice President for Corporate Public Relations at CoreStates Financial Corp. (now Wells Fargo) in Philadelphia. He also spent several years in the Philadelphia PR agency scene. He got his start in PR as a theatrical press agent in Philadelphia and New England.

    Gregg is a member of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and serves on the PPRA Public Affairs Committee. He is a past Member of the Board of Philadelphia PRSA and has won the Philadelphia PRSA Pepperpot and Drumbeater awards. He holds
    certification from the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, and was a featured workshop presenter on Reputation Management at the 2004 Philadelphia Marketing Expo. His most recent presentations were for the Securities Industry Association, looking at the uses of New Media in PR, and event planning for the Bucks County (Pa.) Tourism Bureau. He has been quoted in numerous PR trade and business publications, interviewed on television and radio, and authored a case study “Protesters Crash A Corporation” Practical Public Relations: Theories and Techniques That Make a Difference, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

    Gregg has a BA in Communications from Rowan University, received their Outstanding Alumni Award in 1993, and an MA in Communication from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

    He has pursued his love of writing all his life, as a business and sports writer for national trade magazines, and a New York-produced playwright. His first novel, an international corporate thriller set primarily in Philadelphia and New York City, has been published by Strategic Book Publishing, part of the AEG Publishing Group.

    He lives in Blackwood, NJ.