Philip Schwartz

Philip Schwartz

Project Manager — philip.schwartz@behancom.com

Longtime business journalist Philip Schwartz develops strategy and executes projects with a focus on media relations, community relations, public outreach and internal communications. Working across a range of industries, Philip helps clients shape their message and tell their stories across a variety of platforms — on social media, in print and online. He asks the big questions, identifies opportunities and lays out the path forward.

Philip joined the firm after 16 years in journalism — a multi-faceted career in which he founded a literary arts magazine, wrote book reviews, covered state Senate elections, blogged about his experiences as a bike commuter, interviewed rock stars and designed newspapers. In those 16 years, he developed a reputation for lively writing, fair and accurate reporting and managing complex projects as an editor.

He began his career at a community newspaper in upstate New York, covering school boards and local politics. He moved on to The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y., starting out on the business desk, reporting on health care, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications and real estate. He was promoted to the Life & Arts desk where he covered pop and rock music. A typical day there could have him reviewing a Bob Dylan concert, writing an off-beat feature story or interviewing the late Bo Diddley or jazz legend Chick Corea. While on the Life & Arts desk, Philip was honored by the Associated Press for a story chronicling an Iranian theater director’s war against government censors and his subsequent flight to America.

He joined the editorial staff of the Albany Business Review in 2008 as associate editor, overseeing special sections. In 2013, he was promoted to weekly edition editor and played a key role in the Business Review’s transition to a digital-first newsroom, an effort that included a reimagining of the print edition. That redesign won three international awards from the Society for News Design in 2014.

Born and raised in Peekskill, New York, Philip graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a degree in English. He currently lives in Saratoga County with his wife and two sons.

PRACTICE AREAS

Cyber Security Communications
• Health Care
• Energy


 Higher Education
• Real Estate/Construction
• Economic Development