Survivor Volunteer Mentor
Cancer Hope Network
Claudio Pannunzio is a marketing and communications senior executive and entrepreneur. During his career, he has held senior management positions at leading financial services companies both in Europe and the US. For the past 24 years, he has served in senior executive capacities at premier US marketing, branding and public relations agencies.
Since his youth, Claudio has devoted time to help ease the suffering of human beings. As a high school and college student in Rome, Italy, he was actively involved with humanitarian organizations providing Free Ambulance Transportation to underprivileged individuals, helping Russian and Vietnamese Refugees, and Victims of Domestic Violence.
Claudio is a two-time cancer survivor. He volunteers for The Cancer Hope Network, providing moral and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. He also volunteers at Yale-Health, Greenwich Hospital, in the Medicine and Oncology Divisions where he offers guided imagery, mindfulness meditations, and emotional support to adult cancer patients, their families and hospital staff.
From 2010 to 2017, he has served as Director of the Board of Camphill Foundation–an initiative for social change for individuals with developmental disabilities based on the principles of anthroposophy. From 2017, is a Director of the Board at TRIFORM–a residential community providing education and training for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From 2022, he sits on the Board of Directors of RDC Center for Counseling and Human Development–an organization providing affordable mental health services to underprivileged individuals and families.
As a volunteer consultant for I Have a Dream Foundation–an organization providing social, emotional, and academic support from kindergarten to college to young people from under-resourced communities–he conducts training and seminars on self-care, stress reduction, resiliency through mindfulness and guided meditations for student and counselors.
Claudio is also a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP], and a Certified Senior Trainer in Corporate Based Mindfulness and Leadership Competence. He conducts training seminars on work-life balance, interoception and mindfulness, self-awareness, stress reduction, focused communication, as well as meditation practices for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Claudio is a frequent guest lecturer on Mindfulness & Marketing at the MBA Programs of New York University-Stern School of Business, Copenhagen Business School-Handelshøjskolen, and Long Island University-School of Business, and University at Albany–MBA Program
For the past 30 years, Claudio has been a student of Zen Buddhism in the Soto School tradition and an active practitioner of Japanese, Korean and Chinese martial arts.
He holds Marketing, Communications and Public Relations degrees from Universita’ La Sapienza in Rome, Italy and New York University in New York City.