Every communication says who you are. Why not get it right?

Who We Are

Bob Bellafiore started Stanhope Partners in 2012 “to help good people do the right thing the right way.”

Over a 35+ year career in journalism, government and business, Bob has been a trusted adviser to governors, senators, CEOs, University presidents, non-profit leaders, educators, foundation heads, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators.

He’s built a national reputation for delivering sharp insights, effective strategic advice and smart tactics that help clients see their visions become reality.

Bob excels in helping turn complicated information into simple and compelling language that makes sense to people whose understanding and support are essential to your success – whether you’re a company, an advocate, a non-profit service provider, a college or university, or a small urban public or private school.

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
– Helen Keller

We have worked with a variety of large and small companies in an array of industries, and have unique and valuable insights into how enterprises can become more effective. Our experience includes services as a Trustee of America’s largest public university system, a senior executive at a $450 million private company, a board member of a 200-employee marketing firm, and a senior adviser to New York State’s chief executive.

How We Can Help


Communications Strategy


Public Affairs


Media Relations + Training


Organizational Strategy


Crisis Management



We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
– John F. Kennedy