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Amit Chitre is a communications expert with a breadth of experience in media relations, public relations, crisis management, internal communications and staff management.
Amit started his career in broadcast news, working as a producer, reporter and anchor in small to mid-sized markets around the country. After nearly a decade in the industry, Amit transitioned to public relations. He landed at Buck & Pulleyn in Pittsford, NY as a Senior Account Executive where he managed PR for Eastman Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division.
He next went to the American Heart Association where he worked for more than 12 years in various roles including Communications Director in Rochester, NY; VP of Communications for the AHA’s Northeast Affiliate; Interim EVP of Communications for the national organization.
In 2016, Amit launched R3 Communications because he passionately believes in the impact of effective communication. He works with organizations across healthcare, education and other industries, providing public relations services, strategic communications counsel, and customized trainings to senior leaders and frontline staff. Simply put, Amit can help you deliver the right message to the right audience.
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Amit is a seasoned and successful change-agent. He thinks and executes on visionary, broad-scale communications initiatives, but does so with precision and surgical-like skill. His thoughtfulness and probing nature enable him to successfully navigate even the most complex public relations scenarios. He’s a communications professional you want on your team and by your side.
Executive Vice President at leading global public relations firm
Our industry changes so rapidly, we never know when or how the next big issue will hit. R3’s training prepares our team to identify issues before they become problems, and turn them into opportunities.
Founder, ICS Telecom
Communicating to my vendors and clients directly impacts my business. Amit is truly a master of problem solving, and making sure our messaging is always on point. With R3 Communications focused on communications strategy, I can stay focused on my patients.
Dr. Poonam Sooknanan
Co-owner, Infinite Therapy Solutions LLP
Amit excels at so many of the qualities you would seek in a professional relationship, including his intelligence, work ethic, organizational skills, calm demeanor, mentoring ability, and perhaps above all, his ability to assess a situation, ascertain the best path forward and then execute flawlessly.
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, PeoplesBank
I was invited to speak at a press conference with community and business leaders announcing an exciting new program for our students. Amit helped me to deliver my message on point. His media training was outstanding. He gave me the confidence to stand in front of the cameras and look and sound like a pro.
Executive Director for Career Pathways
& College and Business Partnerships,
Rochester City School District
Amit was able to individualize and implement a training program for our management team that exceeded all expectations and delivered results previously unattained by others. As an employee owned company, our reputation is our most valuable asset. Amit helped us focus on what we say and how we say it to ensure our message always reflects our values. R3 Communications will continue to be an important part of our development strategy moving forward!
VP of Business Development & Strategic Relations, Kinney Drugs
Our company went through a major leadership transition. At the same time, we moved our office from the suburbs into the City of Rochester. We enlisted Amit to develop comprehensive internal and external messaging campaigns to communicate these big changes. Amit provided the level of detail necessary for both our internal staff and the public to understand that the changes were positive, planned, and instrumental to the continued growth of our company. We could not have successfully communicated these key initiatives without his expertise.
CEO, Fisher Associates
With 30 years’ experience dealing with the media, I was confident in my ability to handle any situation. But after our first session with Amit, our firm has begun to modify our communications, internally and externally. The changes have made our communications more effective - without waiting for a crisis.
Chairman, Brighton Securities
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