WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower (www.SmartPower.org), the nation's leading non-profit marketing firm dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency, has been named the 2016 CEO of the Year by Corporate LiveWire.
Each year, Corporate LiveWire, a business resource providing content on subjects like corporate transactions, international markets and changes in legislation, celebrates organizations and individuals who have shown continued excellence and innovation amid ongoing global economic uncertainty. Among tens of thousands of nominations, the judging panel at Corporate LiveWire considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate and set its sights firmly on the most innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business.
"Brian F. Keane impressed our judging panel with the way he has managed to bring the issue of clean energy and global sustainability to the forefront of public discussion in the United States," said James Drakeford, Editor in Chief of Corporate LiveWire. "In just three years, with investments of less than $3.5 million, the SmartPower Solarize campaigns in 2016 have resulted in over $100 million of installed residential solar energy. This is a major milestone and it is even more significant since it comes amidst recent high profile losses among some of the industry's largest solar companies. Mr. Keane's passion and enthusiasm coupled with a clear and precise message enables SmartPower to successfully connect to consumers and their needs. For these reasons, among many others, we named Mr. Keane our CEO of the Year."
"I am honored to receive this award," said Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower. "However, this accomplishment really belongs to the entire SmartPower team: our community outreach managers, our grassroots staff and our volunteers who work in their communities every day to carry out our goals and mission. I hope this award brings awareness, not just to SmartPower, but to the fact that clean energy, energy efficiency and global sustainability are within our reach. We all need to do our part to make our world 'energy smart.'"
About SmartPower Founded in 2002 by a group of private foundations to help support the growth of clean energy, SmartPower's mission is to help Americans make smart energy choices. Recently named the "best non-profit marketing firm in the US," SmartPower's exclusive focus on energy efficiency and clean energy results in high visibility, high impact on-the-ground community campaigns designed to transform how consumers use, adopt and invest in clean energy and energy efficiency. For more information, please visit www.SmartPower.org.
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