Nora DePalma

Nora DePalma has more than 25 years of professional development in marketing and communications for top brands in the building products industry.

Key client-side positions include marketing communications manager for American Standard (1989-1994); director of marketing for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (1994-1998), vice president, communications for ImproveNet (1999-2001).

Nora founded Building Profits in May 2001 which merged with LNC Communications in 2009 to form O’Reilly/DePalma.

Brands Served: Mr. Steam, American Standard, Porcher, JADO, Safety Tubs, Uponor, Trane residential and commercial systems, Money Pit Media, Uponor, Grundfos, DPI hardboard, Hy-Lite Windows

Born and Bred: Jersey Shore. Not that Jersey Shore.

Best Part(s) of The Job: Exceeding our success metrics; collaborating with my colleagues, making clients happy.

Most Memorable High School Moment: When I realized people liked to read what I wrote.

Most Memorable College Moment:  When Mary Ann Blackburn and I were named recipients of the Alumni Association Scholarship in our junior year.

Most Memorable Industry Moment: My first NAHB Builder’s Show in 1990, booking booth appointments with key editors, including John, Leslie and Heather. (And they showed up for the press party, too!)

Pet Causes: National Multiple Sclerosis Society (in memory of Roy); National Alliance of Mental Illness

Favorite Things:  Italian food, The Daily Show, Mad Men, Jim, Jen & Alex.

Email Nora
View Nora DePalma's profile on LinkedIn