Steve Dnistrian is an accomplished business leader with 35+ years of diverse experience in all aspects of strategic / marketing communication. Steve has served in executive roles in the business of communication and the practice of communication with both market-leading companies and non-profit organizations.
Career highlights include serving as Chief Operating Officer for Omnicom Group, which owns and operates market-leading advertising and marketing agencies all over the world. While with Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest and most respected healthcare companies, Steve served in four separate VP roles with global responsibilities and worked alongside J&J CEOs, senior leaders and company presidents, both at the corporate level and in business units.
Steve began his career in the public sector. He served as Executive VP and board member with the highly-acclaimed Partnership for a Drug-Free America. While with the Partnership, Steve worked closely with two White House administrations and senior Congressional leaders to advance the organization’s mission. Earlier, he managed communication duties for Phoenix House, then the largest drug treatment services agency in the country. Steve began his career at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services, where he managed media relations.
Today, Steve is a business advisor, consultant and executive coach with clients in the private and public sectors.
A first generation American, Steve is the son of immigrants. His mother came to the United States from the impoverished shores of northwest Ireland. His father emigrated to America from Ukraine after enduring years in German forced labor camps. Steve was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston, M.A., graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in political science. While with Omnicom, Steve completed the company’s selective management development program, Omnicom University, administered by professors from Harvard Business School. In 2022, he completed course work for his certificate in professional coaching with the University of Miami.