Habits: Bob Chandler, President, CEO, Chandler Chicco Companies

My first PR job changed my life. I worked at the Athens Mental Health Center in Ohio. The experience had a pro-found influence on me - it is a constant reminder that "normal life" is a great gift we overlook all too often.

Morning ritual
I kick-start my morning with three very funny children and an elixir of Pellegrino mixed with coconut water. On really good mornings, I head to the Chelsea Piers gym.

Required reading
Daily it is The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the New York Post (being a devotee of the city, the Post is required reading).

Best career advice
Work is its own reward. 

Favorite city to travel to on business
It would have to be London. The Covent Garden Hotel in the city is like my second home. In my opinion, they have the best scrambled eggs on the planet.

Proudest career achievement
Chandler Chicco Companies. It surpasses every ambition I ever had.

Most distinct aspect of your personal office
The pictures of my wife Pam and three children.

Most regrettable career moment
That I didn't invest in coconut water when I had the chance.

Person to call in a crisis
My wife Pam. She has limitless amounts of common sense and great humor that keeps me going.

First PR job
My first PR job changed my life. I worked at the Athens Mental Health Center in Ohio. 

The experience had a profound influence on me – it is a constant reminder that “normal life” is a great gift we overlook all too often.

Even now, I am still in awe of the work that's done every day at local hospitals.

Mentor
There were so many brilliant people over the years. Mostly a composite of talent that I had the good fortune to work with while at Burson-Marsteller, from the early-80s to the mid-90s. Lots of territory covered with a gaggle of the best of the best at the time.

Ideal job, if not in PR
If not in PR, I would be a coconut water distributor.

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