WASHINGTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com) announced today that Marilyn Berry Thompson has been named non-executive chairman of the company's Washington, DC office. Thompson, who joined the firm five years ago and has until recently served as its executive vice president and general manager since 2009, will continue to provide senior strategic counsel to the office and will actively manage several of its clients.
"For more than 30 years, Marilyn has been a friend, mentor and a colleague," said Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWW. "She has been a great leader to our DC staff and will continue to be an important member of our team. She loves and knows the legislative process, and that passion is reflected in her success. Since joining MWW, Marilyn has played a key role in the Washington practice and will now focus on utilizing her experience to advance strategic development plans for our clients in Washington, as well as her ongoing client development activities."
Thompson specializes in higher education, health, state and local economic development and corporate representation.
"I am excited to play a more strategic role and remain deeply committed to our clients, our team and the agency," said Thompson. "MWW has grown so much during the five years since I first joined the firm and it's been such a tremendous pleasure to be a part of that success. There's never been a more exciting time to work at MWW and I am very much looking forward to beginning what will be a new phase of growth for our DC office."
Prior to joining MWW, Thompson ran her own private practice for over two decades. She headed the State of New Jersey's Washington office for 12 years under three Governors, and also headed the Coalition of Northeastern Governors' Washington office.
Thompson is known for her effectiveness in securing federal support and recognition of her clients, with a track record of more than $1.5 billion in specific strategic plan support for them. She is also committed to her representation of several educational institutions and nationally prominent organizations dedicated to minority education, economic development, the national campaign to advance STEM Scholarship support and a diverse health and STEM workforce. Her work was recognized when she was awarded the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
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.
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