Alfred Modugno has more than three decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing in helping companies create and implement targeted communications programs that move, address, shape and help to resolve issues. His experience encompasses leading extensive programs with firms in financial and professional services, risk consulting, insurance, and more than a dozen other industries. A team player who leads by example, Al is equally adept as a collaborator, motivator, and independent producer.
Prior to his role with G&A Institute, Al was Senior Vice President and U.S. head of external communications for Marsh & McLennan, where he led corporate and marketing-related public relations campaigns in support of more than 20 industry and risk practices and 85 individual offices across the U.S. and Canada.
A crisis and issue management professional, Al was a member of Marsh’s global crisis communications team, helping the firm navigate high-profile crises, including: unprecedented legal action against the firm and its parent company brought by the New York State Attorney General and NYS Department of Insurance; subsequent actions by attorneys general in numerous other states; the related departure of the firm’s CEO; significant loss of employee life in the 9/11 terrorist attack; loss of files containing client personal data; challenges associated with sustained office closings in China due to the outbreak of SARS; and, a number of operational disruptions and outages in various parts of the world due to regional disasters, including windstorms, floods, and earthquakes.
Earlier, Al led global media relations for insurance broker Johnson & Higgins (acquired by M&M in 1997). He was responsible for global communications with responsibility for the US, UK, Asia and Latin America. He also held marketing and communications management positions with Chemical Bank, Brouillard Communications, Equitable Life (now part of AXA), MONY Financial Services, and specialist public relations firms in New York. He began his career with Boerner Communications where he was vice president and account executive on such clients as Reynolds Metals, Royal Jordanian Airlines, CityTrust (bank), Halaby International, and was a member of the global team organizing the Middle East Civil Aviation Conferences which were held in Amman, Jordan in 1977 and 1979 under the auspices of H.M. King Hussein. (A conference in Tehran, Iran, sponsored by the Shah was cancelled by the revolution there in 1978.)
His experience is broad, having been employed by companies or served as marketing and communications counsel in the airline industry, aviation/aerospace, banking and financial services, healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical, insurance, professional associations, food and beverage, chemical manufacturing, direct marketers, recycling and environmental, sales training, college/university, tourism and travel, farming, horticultural, and museum systems.
Al holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Baruch College/CUNY’s Zicklin School of Business and a B.A. in English Literature from SUNY Plattsburgh. A resident of Tenafly, NJ, he is married and has a daughter in graduate school.