David Lanzillo of First Niagara selected by ExecRank as a Top Communications Executive for 2012

David Lanzillo, Senior VP, Corporate Communications at First Niagara Financial Group, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Communications Executive” for 2012.

Online PR News – 11-February-2013 – San Francisco, CA – David Lanzillo of First Niagara Financial Group has been selected by ExecRank as a Top Communications Executive for 2012
San Francisco, CA, Feb. 7, 2013 -- David Lanzillo, Senior VP, Corporate Communications at First Niagara Financial Group, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Communications Executive” for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Communications Officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank Communications Executives based on their performance in 24 key areas.
According to Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank, “Mr. Lanzillo has a strong career track record of success in strategic communications and public affairs. His work has helped further his company’s reputation as a leader in financial services. He is highly regarded in his field, and amongst other Communication Executives.”
According to Mr. Lanzillo, “It is indeed an honor to be included among this group of talented communicators – and it reflects the great Corporate Communications team we have built here at First Niagara.”
There are more than 15,000 Chief Communications Officers and Communications Executives at publicly traded companies in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top Communications Executive Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top Communications Executives in 2012 has been their ability to integrate the multitude of communication platforms and ensure the consistency and accuracy of the information circulated regarding their company. ExecRank also weighed heavily the sentiment of the investment community surrounding these companies, as investor relations are a crucial component of corporate communications. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of Communications Executives that serve as members of their company’s board and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The executives that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.
For the complete rankings, please visit www.ExecRank.com.
About Mr. Lanzillo
David Lanzillo is a corporate executive with nearly 30 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and corporate communications, He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for First Niagara Financial Group, were he is responsible for overseeing the organization's corporate media relations, internal and executive communication, and community relations.

He joined First Niagara in 2011, from Eastman Kodak Company, where he served as Director of Corporate Communications and Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs. He was Kodak’s chief global media strategist and spokesperson during much of the company's historic business transformation.

From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Lanzillo served as Director of Corporate Communications for World Kitchen Inc., where he was responsible for all financial, executive and employee communications and also led worldwide public relations for well-known housewares brands including CorningWare, Corelle, Pyrex, OXO, and Revereware.

Mr. Lanzillo spent the early part of his career with Corning Incorporated, where he led Worldwide Marketing Communications and Database Marketing for the company’s optical fiber business during its rapid rise to prominence and global expansion.

He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, with a BA degree in journalism/mass communication, and earned an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration.

About ExecRank
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.

Adam Navrozally – adam@execrank.com; 415-578-7426 ext. 130; 700 Irwin Street, Suite 100, San Rafael, CA 94901