Team: Dick Pirozzolo
Dick brings high-level public relations, issues management, and US and Asian business relationship building skills to every client engagement. His earlier work includes public relations management positions with Boston University, where his PR efforts helped transform this institution into a world-class university, daily newspaper reporter with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette as well as a writer for national magazines and newspapers including Yankee, Caviar Affair, Natural Home, The Boston Herald and Consumers’ Digest.
He is author of four successful nonfiction books on residential design and construction and For All the Years, a history of television in New England. Dick was a public relations consultant to WBZ-TV, where he managed the creation and funding of a million-dollar endowment for the performing arts in Massachusetts.
On behalf of the Vietnam Government, Dick figured prominently in fostering US-Vietnam trade relations throughout the 1990s. In addition to fostering Most Favored Nation status for Vietnam he arranged positive media coverage of Vietnam by the world press from Agence France Press to NHK to NBC Nightly News and TIME. Dick’s bylined articles, photos and op-ed pieces on Vietnam public policy and trade issues have appeared in the Washington Times, Insight, Transpacific, The Advertiser, Beverage World, Vietnam Business Journal, Destination Vietnam, The Boston Sunday Herald (front page), Trade Show Week and PR News.
Dick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was awarded the Bronze Star for service as a US Air Force captain in Vietnam where he served as a media relations officer for the 7th Air Force in Saigon.
He has been an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) since 1978, and is a member of the PRSA Counsellors Academy. Dick is also active in The National Press Club, Washington, DC, the Society of Professional Journalists (formerly Sigma Delta Chi), the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Foreign Press Association of New York and The New York Deadline Club. He is a public relations advisor to The New England Canada Business Council and serves on the editorial Board of the think tank Boston Global Forum.