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 broadcast radio.
In 2015, Drew returned to his hometown of Baltimore, and was named Advertising Director of Niche Products for The Baltimore Sun Media Group and General Manager of the Baltimore City Paper. 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.
Prior to joining the Baltimore Sun Media Group, Drew was the Manager of Membership Sales at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce from 2012 through 2015 where he oversaw business development and new customer recruitment. Drew 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 for the first time.
Before serving at 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, and 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. He supports the ALS Association and travels to the rural Dominican Republic twice each year with The Paraiso Project for a volunteer health mission that serves nearly 2,000 children and their families.
Drew graduated first in his program 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.
Drew is a lifetime fan of the Orioles and lives in downtown Baltimore, within walking distance of Camden Yards.