NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top five independent public relations firms, announced today that Alan Cohen has joined the firm's human resources department as vice president, talent acquisition. Cohen brings more than 25 years of business experience in the areas of public relations, marketing, human resources, leadership training, recruiting and talent development.
As an executive coach, trainer, author and speaker, Cohen specializes in leadership development, team building, employee communication and events to shape positive culture, drive engagement and increase retention. In his new role, Cohen will work to grow and strengthen MWW's talent pool of prospective employees, help in external branding efforts to potential new hires and help build corporate culture across the agency.
"Alan is a key senior-level addition to an already strong human resources team. His hire is reflective of the investment we are making in building a work place environment that is already considered best-in-class," said Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWW. "He will also play an important role helping us to further attract top talent to MWW. In this industry, there is no more important asset than your people and motivated, talented employees results in great work and satisfied clients."
Cohen is the founder of Acts of Balance Executive Coaching & Training, where he developed and implemented executive coaching and training programs related to communications and conflict resolution, leadership, presentations skills, new business, management and creativity. He's also the author of "Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros," which presents conflict resolutions strategies for executives, managers and human resources professionals within public relations.
Throughout his career, Cohen has held senior level positions at a number of agencies and organizations including The Broadway League, Scholastic, Inc., Serino Coyne Advertising and Public Relations and Rogers & Cowan Public Relations. Cohen is also an active member of PRSA's Counselor's Academy.
Cohen earned his master's in management from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Theater Arts from Connecticut College. He is an accredited member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent agencies. The firm is industry-recognized for its work in consumer lifestyle marketing, digital marketing and social media, corporate communications, public affairs and government relations, consumer technology, healthcare and visual branding.
MWW's approach to building and accelerating relevance for clients has been recognized with top industry awards, including the 2013 "PR Agency of the Year," by the International Business Awards, 2013 "Midsize Agency of the Year" by the Bulldog Stars of PR Awards as well as 2013 "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" by NJBiz and 2012 "Top Places to Work in PR" by PR News. For more information on the firm's capabilities and "Matter More" commitment, visit www.mww.com. Connect with MWW on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram.