Gramercy Communications is an independently owned agency committed to providing results-oriented service to every client. We take a fresh, innovative, and unique approach to each and every one of our clients’ communications needs. Gramercy Communications is widely recognized as a firm that is playing a big role reshaping the communications landscape in upstate New York.
Tom Nardacci — President & Founder
Tom Nardacci, honored as the 2011 PR Practitioner of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America Capital Region chapter, brings fifteen years of experience as a public relations strategist, senior public affairs advisor, and marketing communications manager to clients of Gramercy Communications. In 2009, Tom was recognized by The Business Review as a “40 Under Forty” emerging business leader in the Capital Region.
Since establishing Gramercy Communications in 2005, Tom has built and expanded the firm into one of the most respected public relations, public affairs, and marketing communications firms in Upstate New York. Collectively, Gramercy’s business clients represent more than $3 billion in active economic development projects across New York State.
Prior to founding Gramercy Communications, Tom directed public relations for the Alliance for Downtown New York, lower Manhattan’s business improvement district, where he served as the organization’s chief spokesperson. His work put specific emphasis on post-9/11 rebuilding and commercial retention and expansion, supporting residential development and retail activities, and tourism outreach.
Previously, Tom managed communications and organizing for the 55,000-member retiree division of 1199 SEIU, New York State’s largest private-sector labor union. He also previously served as Director of Communications for New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari and managed public relations and legislation for U.S. Congressman Mike McNulty on Capitol Hill. Tom has served in leadership and consulting roles for numerous federal, state, and regional political campaigns, including as a field coordinator in Iowa for a United States Presidential Candidate.
Tom is an active volunteer, serving as past President of Public Relations Society of America, Capital Region chapter where he spearheaded the creation of the “Wednesday Workshop” monthly PR skills building series. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany, where he served as Treasurer and as Chair of the organization’s $100,000 annual appeal. In 2012, Tom was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Rensselaer County.
In 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Tom as a member of the New York State Heritage Areas Advisory Council. Tom has served as a member of the Board of Associates for The College of Saint Rose in Albany, a member of the Town of Colonie Planning Board and served as a Commissioner of the 2011 Albany County Legislative Redistricting Commission.
Tom is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree in strategic communications, and Syracuse University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history.
Mike Bohne – Public Relations Coordinator
Mike Bohne has been with Gramercy Communications since July 2011, where he started in the company’s paid internship program. A graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, Mike managed the broadcast, media relations and marketing of Utica radio station, WPNR 90.7FM, as a student. He has also volunteered his time assisting with media relations for the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany. Mike is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and was previously an active member of the PRSSA Student Chapter at Utica College.
Matt Cannon – Director of Integrated Media
Matt Cannon has nearly a decade of experience in multiple aspects of the communications industry. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Northeastern University in Boston. He had co-op internships with an advertising firm that represented national movie studios and at Harvard University.
While in Boston, he worked for major TV networks ESPN and NESN doing freelance production of sporting events including the Boston Marathon, the World Series, Monday Night Football and NBA and NHL playoffs.
Prior to coming to Gramercy Communications, Matt was employed as a Coordinator for The New York State Assembly. In this role, he actively reviewed local news in districts throughout New York State and produced relevant communications products for multiple Assembly Members.
Throughout the legislative session, Matt did any research necessary to provide more than twenty Assembly Members with the pertinent information for bill votes, especially during the fast paced budget season.
Matt is the Communications Co-Chair for the Public Relations Society of America, Capital Region Chapter.
Lou Graiff – Director of Digital Concepts
Lou Graiff brings nearly two decades of experience in technical production within the communications industry. He comes to Gramercy Communications from SUNY’s New York Network where his duties included every facet of the execution of a live television production broadcast, serving a number of New York State agencies including the New York State Governors Office & the New York State Lottery.
Lou started his career in communications as an on-air radio personality and board operator at Siena College’s WVCR-FM. His interest in all aspects of media production led Lou into directing several live professional wrestling events throughout the northeast. At these events he managed multi-camera filming, supervised video production staff and organized the merchandising and distribution of event-related products. Lou’s experience included the contribution of footage to a nationally televised Pay-Per-View event. His freelance background consists of projects serving diverse clientele including WNBC, Dateline NBC, MSG, CNN, HGTV and MTV. Lou also produced an award winning commercial for a promotion at WQBK-FM.
For eight years Lou worked for NBC affiliate WNYT as a Television News Videographer and Editor in New York’s Capital Region. It was there that he developed a superior comprehension of newsgathering and was able to apply this knowledge firsthand. While at WNYT, Lou covered such events as President Bush’s visit to Ellis Island, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the 2004 Democratic National Convention from Boston.
Christine Morse-Sicko – Public Relations Manager
Christine Morse-Sicko is a skilled communications strategist and campaign manager.
Prior to coming to Gramercy Communications, Christine was employed as a Senior Regional Communications Coordinator for the New York State Assembly. In this role, she was responsible for composing and implementing legislative communication plans for designated Assemblymembers and developing and organizing media correspondence through media relations, direct marketing and weekly radio and television shows; to ensure timely communication between members, newsrooms and constituents. Christine also worked for the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (DACC), implementing strategic campaign plans and managing all the field aspects of several campaigns in hard-to-win Assembly districts.
Christine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University at Albany. She is near completion of her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Capella University.