Drew Kondylas is the Founder and Managing Director of veracityPR, a privately-owned and full-service marketing, promotion, and public relations firm that has been in business since 2000. Through veracityPR, Drew works with small businesses to develop strategies for growth and with large businesses on operations, media planning, and using advertising data analytics to improve the efficiency of online and offline media, including television and radio.
In 2016, Drew joined iHeartMedia as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, where he worked with the company’s Mid-Atlantic region to create unique opportunities for their largest clients and agency partners. He was promoted to Vice President, Consumer Insights in 2018, and tasked with leading the rollout of iHeartMedia Analytics for that same region and for the Government Initiatives Division.
Prior to iHeartMedia, Drew was Advertising Director of Niche Products for The Baltimore Sun Media Group and served as General Manager of the Baltimore City Paper from 2015 to 2016. In these roles, Drew was responsible for all functional areas of Baltimore’s only alternative weekly newspaper, including sales and marketing, print operations, editorial, art, finance, and digital and social media. Drew also served as the Manager of Membership Sales at the The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia from 2012 through 2015 where he oversaw business development and new customer recruitment. He focused every day on membership growth, promotion of regional economic expansion, and the advancement of business-friendly public policies. During his time at the Chamber, more than 1,200 businesses invested in the future of Philadelphia for the first time.
Before serving at The Baltimore Sun and the Chamber, Drew spent more than 13 years in the media industry working for advertising agencies, publishers, and radio and television groups including CBS, Entercom, Greater Media/Beasley Media, and Urban One/Radio One. He led both small and large sales teams, worked in promotions and marketing departments, was a full-time production director and project manager, negotiated and placed media, and held an on-air shift for a commercial radio station in Philadelphia. He remains active in the industry through his company, veracityPR. Drew is also deeply involved in the community and strives to give back every day.
Drew graduated first in his class with a B.S. in Corporate Communications from Drexel University and was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. In his free time, he is the co-owner of River Mountain Farm in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, where he is working to restore the original farm house from the 1880s and learning to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The farm also provides short-term rentals and on-site camping for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone seeking a retreat to nature.