John O'Reilly, Principal and Chief Storytelling Officer

The art of influence begins with the story. John O'Reilly brings a professional journalist's sensibility to building trust and credibility for O'Reilly DePalma client brands. 

John spent the first half of his career in the newsroom, working his way up to editor-in-chief for a B2B magazine serving the distribution industry. 

Launching LNC Communications in 2004, John built a unique public relations practice on a foundation of outstanding client testimonials and product case studies. 

Since merging with Building Profits in 2009 to form O'Reilly DePalma, John has led a team of award-winning brand journalists who connect with client customers through emotion and relevance. 

Career and Brand Experience: American Standard | Embassy Group | Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association | Grohe Americas | Grundfos Pumps | Hansgrohe | Hy-Lite Windows | Kohler (China) | KWC-Hansa, NIBCO | Mr. Steam | Noritz America | OmegaFlex (TracPipe) | Plumbing Manufacturers Institute | Rheem Water Heating | Safety Tubs | SFA Saniflo | State Industries | Supply House Times | Takagi | Titeflex (Gastite) | Uponor

Born and Bred: Pittsburgh, Pa., for 11 years, then Chicago. 

Favorite Things: The Cubs (how ridiculous is that?). My dad’s old desk, now in my office. 

Email John.  Contact by phone at 815.469.9100.

  • Leading the team.
  • Getting the story on a job site.
  • At the 2013 Architectural Digest Show
  • At the 2013 NKBA Gala
  • With Nora DePalma
  • Part of the 2013 KBIS team.