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CRO Magazine Names 2008 CEO of the Year Award Winners in 7 Categories

Submitted by: CRO, The

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Oct 16, 2008 – 02:00 PM EST

 

CRO Conference October 29 in Chicago to Honor Winners in 7 Categories: Large, Mid-Size and Small Public Company, Non-Profit, Government, Corporate Foundation, and Social Entrepreneur

Oct. 16 /CSRwire/ - NEW YORK, NY. - October 16, 2008 - CRO Magazine announced today the 7 winners of its 2008 CEO of the Year Awards, to be presented live to winners at the CRO Conference October 29, 2008 at 10:20am at the Stephens Convention Center at Chicago/O'Hare. The winners were selected by the CRO Magazine editorial team from among a group of nominees in each of 7 categories as published in the July/August 2008 issue of CRO Magazine and online at www.TheCRO.com.

"The winners of CRO Magazine's CEO of the Year Award 2008 reflect the year's most important and effective leaders in professionalizing Corporate Responsibility practices—governance, risk, compliance, sustainability, philanthropy and CSR—within their own organizations," according to Jay Whitehead, President and Publisher of CRO Magazine and Chair of the CRO Conference. "In the context of today's irresponsibility-driven financial market crash, these exemplars in Corporate Responsibility are leading the way in modern governance, compliance and sustainability practices. These 7 winners represent nothing short of hope for the future of our economy and way of life."

CRO Magazine CEO of the Year 2008 Winners:
Large Market Public Company ($1+ billion 2007 revenues): Paul Otellini, President & CEO, Intel Corp.

Mid Market Public Company ($100 million-$1 billion 2007 revenues): Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com (awarded in June at CRO Conference San Francisco)

Small Market Public Company (<$100 million 2007 revenues): Neil Eckhart, CEO, Climate Exchange PLC

Non-Profit & Non-Governmental Organization: Charles Moore, Executive Director, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

Government: Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago

Corporate Foundation: Stanley Litow, President, IBM International Foundation & Vice President IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs

Social Entrepreneur: Jeffrey Hollender, President & Chief Inspired Protagonist, Seventh Generation

The one-day CRO Conference takes place October 29 and runs simultaneously with the two-day SustainPro Conference October 29-30, and attendees of CRO can also attend all SustainPro events. The agenda for CRO Conference can be found online at www.TheCRO.com/conferences, and keynotes include "America's Greenest City," City of Chicago Environment Commissioner Suzanne Malec-McKenna and XPrize Foundation Chairman Dr. Peter Diamandis MD. Keynote speakers for for SustainPro, online at www.SustainPro.com, include renewable energy billionaire and best-selling author T. Boone Pickens, Obama campaign energy and environment advisor Howard Learner, Seventh Generation President Jeffrey Hollender, and Interface Inc. Chairman Ray Anderson. SustainPro will represent the Corporate Sustainability Interest Group within The CRO membership platform.

About CRO Magazine & Crossing Media LLC
20,000-subscriber CRO Magazine is the leading publication for the $37 billion Corporate Responsibility industry, and each year for the past 9 years has published the highly-followed CRO 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. The CRO membership media platform also includes the CRO Conferences, TheCRO.com and a corporate membership program for over 150 practitioner, provider and NGO organizations. CRO is a title of Crossing Media LLC, managing category-leading content, conference and community assets in Corporate Responsibility, HR and Finance & Accounting, including HRO Today, HRO Europe, FAO Today. More information at www.CrossingMedia.com.

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