Vice President

Al BellenchiaAl Bellenchia is Vice President of Outspoken Media, a Troy-based marketing firm that helps grow, protect, and manage brands online. Al has more than 30 years of experience creating and executing business-and reputation-building communications programs.

Before moving to the Capital Region in 2009, Al held both corporate and consulting posts in the New York City area. He has provided strategic communications and marketing insight and counsel at the highest levels of some of the world’s most recognized and promising companies and organizations, including AT&T, DuPont, ExxonMobil, JP Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, Visa USA and Yahoo!. He has worked with both large and small Capital Region companies and organizations.

Al has held leadership posts at other leading global companies and agencies. Al was with FleishmanHillard, one of the world’s largest communications consulting firms, for nearly a decade. He rose to Senior Partner and head of the NY office’s corporate and business communications group, and later established Fleishman’s operations in Albany.

Al is the chair of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Program Committee for 2013-2014 and leads the Chamber’s Business Resource Forums.

Al is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He presents, lectures frequently, writes and is quoted in the media, on business and communications issues. He lives in Kinderhook, NY with his wife and two sons and will be happy to tell you all about the origin of the phrase “OK.”