EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top five global independent public relations firms, announced today that Angela Calzone has joined MWW as senior vice president, talent resources and organizational development. In this role, Calzone will lead the agency's staff training and employee development efforts, as well as serve as a senior member of the firm's Executive Committee. She will also oversee the agency's human resources functions, including employee relations, benefit administration and the employee lifecycle process.
An award-winning business and management strategist, Calzone most recently served for ten years as a co-managing member of Change & Response Strategies, LLC, a consortium of leadership, management, human resources, marketing strategists and corporate trainers. Previously she has held senior business and talent management roles at a number of top consulting firms across an array of verticals.
"Angela is a world class talent and a tremendous addition to our senior leadership team. She shares our belief that HR and organizational development are vital strategic functions of a leading agency," said Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO at MWW. "As we continue to grow rapidly, we look forward to Angela's leadership in furthering our 'Matter More' philosophy and keeping MWW at the forefront of the marketing communications industry as a great place to build a career."
Previously, Calzone was an executive director for The Schonbraun McCann Group, a nationally recognized real estate consulting firm, where she was responsible for the firm's daily operations and implementation of new initiatives and subsidiaries. Prior to that, she served as the chief operating officer and executive director for Wiss & Company, LLP, Accountants and Consultants, where she redefined, developed and maintained their infrastructure, while developing mergers & acquisitions strategies for the growth of the firm. She also designed and implemented a firm-wide progressive program for the company that focused on the advancement of women in accounting.
Throughout her career, Calzone has received numerous state-wide accolades in recognition of her exceptional leadership both as an entrepreneur and business professional. She has been among the finalists of NJ's Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners by NJ Monthly Magazine, celebrated among the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey by NJ Biz Magazine and nominated for Garden State Woman of the Year. She has also been recognized as a woman of influence in real estate by Real Estate New Jersey Magazine and as a Women Leader by the Patriots' Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Calzone currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Occupational Center of Union County and is active in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, the Society for Human Resources Management, and the Employers Association of New Jersey. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, and Berkeley College of Business and is credited with establishing several scholarships to benefit New Jersey's college bound young women and minority students.
Calzone will be based out of MWW's headquarters in East Rutherford. She holds a Master of Arts in corporate and organizational communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and business administration from Upsala College.
MWW is one of the nation's top mid-sized public relations firms and one of the five largest independent global 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 2012 "PR Agency of the Year," by the International Business Awards, 2011 "Midsize Agency of the Year" by the Holmes Report as well as "Digital Firm of the Year" and "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 and Google Plus.