Anthony “Tony” Cicatiello is chairman of CN Communications, a research-based media relations, public affairs and marketing communications firm. He co-founded the firm with John Neiswanger, a fellow Midwesterner whom he first met while they were students at Ohio State and who subsequently joined with him to manage the political campaigns of future New Jersey Governor Tom Kean. A native of Youngstown Ohio, Mr. Cicatiello has served on the Rutgers University Board of Governors, as Chairman of the Commission on the Future of the State Colleges in New Jersey, and on the National Communications Advisory Council of The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Branding Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and the Boards of E’town Corporation, the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, and the National Conference of Community and Justice, New Jersey Chapter. He was named to the Century Foundation’s Commission on Homeland Security, advising the new body on communications aspects of the New York region’s security and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Sept. 11. He earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1970 and an M.P.A. in 1973, both from The Ohio State University.
Interview on February 23, 2009 – Transcript available here (pdf)