NJBiz Names MWW Group CEO Michael Kempner 2010 'Executive Of The Year'

Kempner Receives Top Honors for Pioneering Work in Public Relations Industry and Philanthropic Leadership

Dec 10, 2010, 11:32 ET from MWW Group

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group (www.mww.com), one of the nation's top ten public relations firms, announced today that its founder, president and CEO Michael W. Kempner was honored with the "Executive of the Year" award by NJBiz at the 2010 Business of the Year awards.  The 2010 NJBiz Business of the Year awards recognize the state's most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth, and the community.  Award recipients were announced on December 6, 2010 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.

"I am honored to be selected by NJBiz for this prestigious award, which is a reflection of our entire organization.  It's easy to lead when you have an exceptional team, and it is a privilege to work with people as committed and creative as my colleagues at MWW Group," said Kempner.  "When I started the agency in one room as a solo practitioner, I chose New Jersey because I believe that our state is a great place to do business.  We are proud to be the only national PR firm in New Jersey, and feel strongly in the importance of creating jobs and contributing to the communities where we work and live."

Kempner founded MWW Group in 1986 as a sole practitioner in one room in Jersey City.  Under his leadership, the agency has grown to be one of the nation's top public relations firms.  MWW Group is recognized for its leadership in consumer marketing, corporate communications, public and government affairs, and healthcare.  The agency leads the industry in client satisfaction and staff retention, and has received every award in the industry for its work for clients such as Nikon, Samsung, McDonald's, Target, and Sara Lee Corporation, among many others.  Kempner is known for his direct approach to management whether it's keeping clients apprised of their campaign, mentoring junior staff, or spearheading initiatives to help the community.

In addition to his leadership of MWW Group, Kempner serves as an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors, helping them to build companies in sustainable industries and other transformative technologies. He is a Board Member of Lighting Science Group, the nation's leader in LED lighting and Public Policy, Inc., a leader in workplace benefits solutions to the public sector. Kempner also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Vitals.com, a venture backed leading doctor referral service. He is a founding board member of North Jersey Community Bank, the fastest growing bank in New Jersey history.

A prominent philanthropist, Kempner serves as a Board Member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, leading international organization that creates classroom based entrepreneurship training to disadvantaged youth. Kempner also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Food Action, where he helps in the oversight of one of Northern New Jersey's most critical food banks and as a Board Member of BergenPac, a leading community based Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

About MWW Group

MWW Group is one of the nation's top ten public relations agencies and is known for its results-driven approach to public relations and "Aim High. Deliver" commitment to client service. For four years in a row, MWW Group was honored with the #1 ranking in the Holmes Report agency client satisfaction survey. MWW Group achieved top rankings in the categories of account leadership, strength of account team, creativity, strategy and planning, and program execution. In 2008, MWW Group was named PR Agency of the Year by The American Business Awards and Mid-size PR Firm of the Year by PR News, in recognition of the firm's growth, strategic account leadership and industry-leading employee retention. MWW Group is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).