A four-time Emmy winning broadcaster with 30 years of media experience in all facets of television, radio and the Internet, Jim Paymar teaches communications at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, where he founded the Molloy Business Channel and hosts the Long Island Business Report, seen throughout the New York area. His training clients have included financial giants Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup Smith Barney, Barclays Global Investors, BNP Paribas, ING Investment Management and ABN AMRO. He has trained executives at Allstate, Pfizer, Time Inc., Novartis, PepsiCo, Pepsi Bottling Group and the Globe.com. Paymar is also the president and founder of Paymar Communications Group, a Dunlop Media strategic partner since 2002.
Prior to associating with Dunlop Media, Paymar anchored and reported for CNBC, specializing in corporate profiles. He interviewed the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, America Online, Delta, Home Depot, Aetna, UPS, Yahoo, Cisco Systems, Oracle and Dell Computer, as well as the chairmen of the SEC, NASDAQ, Pacific and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges. He’s interviewed politicians from President Jimmy Carter, to California Governor Jerry Brown to New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani, David Dinkins and Ed Koch.
Paymar also served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for PepsiCo, responsible for all external and internal communications. He was responsible for media messaging for corporate image and reputation building, managing sensitive issues, and crisis communications. He reported directly to Pepsico’s Chairman and CEO.
Earlier in his career, Paymar served as a reporter and anchor for Fox Television; senior financial anchor and correspondent for BusinessWeek; General Manager of KCNS-TV in San Francisco; reporter for WABC and WNBC, the flagship stations of the ABC and NBC television networks in New York; and correspondent for KRON-NBC4 in San Francisco and KOMO-ABC4 in Seattle.
Paymar holds a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Minnesota and is a certified teacher. He attended the University of Pennsylvania,Wharton School, Business Journalist Seminar Program.