Since graduating from Ithaca College, Gino Bona has traveled a unique career path. He broke into the advertising industry and worked his way from copywriter to public relations manager to business developer and eventually to an executive management position. During this time climbing the ad agency ladder, Gino moonlighted as a columnist for ESPN.com.
In 2007, Gino won the National Football League’s “Pitch Us Your Idea For The Best Super Bowl Commercial” contest. His concept was turned into a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl XLI telecast to 93 million people worldwide. Shortly after his 30 seconds of fame, Gino left the agency world to work in-house with clients where he could make a more meaningful impact.
In addition to consulting and speaking engagements, Gino works full-time for an engineering company that designs and develops processing solutions for the Intelligence Community. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two children.