NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top-five global independent public relations firms, announced that Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWW, has been selected as a finalist for CR Magazine's 2014 Responsible CEO of the Year Award. Each year since 2008, CR Magazine selects admirable CEOs who recognize the importance of delivering on corporate responsibility promises and executing on CSR initiatives. The recipient of this esteemed award possesses fully integrated business operations and values that reflect stakeholders' interests in the company's policies and actions.
Kempner is among a dozen leading CEO finalists who were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent panel of judges composed of previous winners and other recognized leaders.
"This honor is a credit to the entire management team at MWW and further validates our commitment to creating a culture of strong corporate citizenship among our employees and our clients," said Kempner. "Our teams across the nation have worked hard to create programs where our employees can give back and matter more within their local communities. Above all, our greatest focus has been to provide employees with a workplace in which they can take great pride."
The full list of finalists for the 2014 Responsible CEO of the Year Award includes:
- Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Chairman Of The Board & Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab
- John P. Bilbrey, President and CEO, The Hershey Company
- David Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cigna Corporation
- Rob DeMartini, President and CEO, New Balance
- Robert C. Garrett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack University Health Network
- William Graebel, Chief Executive Officer, Graebel Companies, Inc.
- Michael W. Kempner, President & CEO, MWW
- Larry Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Caremark
- Chad Rosenberg, CEO, American Global Logistics
- Rakesh Sachdev, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
- J. Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Health System
- Stu Thorn, President and CEO, Southwire
MWW's company-wide CSR program, "Good Matters," encourages employees to take time off of work to volunteer and give back to organizations they are passionate about. Intertwining the highest standards of excellence in public relations with an ardent commitment to positively contributing to the community, MWW has created a green environment where employees are devoted to corporate citizenship initiatives. Every client program, employee initiative and innovation over the last 28 years has been a manifestation of Kempner's vision, from MWW's social media leadership to its commitment to the environment.
The winners will officially be announced in September and recognized during the COMMIT!Forum 2014 Awards Dinner at the Marriott Downtown in New York City on October 9, 2014.
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, LGBT marketing and visual branding.
MWW's approach to building and accelerating relevance for clients has been recognized with top industry awards, including the "North American Campaign of the Year" at the 2014 SABRE Awards, "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 2014 "Best Places to Work in New Jersey" by NJBiz and 2013 "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.