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Brad MacAfee Named Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands™ Leadership by CR Magazine

MacAfee Recognized for Inspirational Leadership and Driving Social and Environmental Impact for Clients, Partners and Porter Novelli

Published 10-30-19

Submitted by Porter Novelli/Cone

Brad MacAfee, chief executive officer of Porter Novelli, has been named CR Magazine’s 2019 Responsible CEO of the Year: Brands Taking Stands™ Leadership. In its 12th year, the Responsible CEO of the Year award series recognizes corporate leaders who have demonstrated – personally and through their organizations – a bold commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

"As a trusted counselor to global companies that have extensive supply chains, large workforces and community impacts, Brad MacAfee and his team at Porter Novelli have been a force for good," said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media and publisher of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. "The CR Magazine Responsible CEO Awards judging panel consists of seasoned corporate leaders who are themselves former Responsible CEO winners. In selecting Brad as a finalist, they provided a stamp of approval for Brad's thoughtful approach to matching his clients' business goals with social and environmental impact."

The 2019 Responsible CEO of Year and Lifetime Achievement Awardees also included:

  • Jeffrey W. Eckel, President & CEO at Hannon Armstrong

  • David Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer at Procter & Gamble

  • Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO, Verizon

  • Sylvia Acevedo, CEO at Girl Scouts of the USA

About Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli is a global public relations agency born from the idea that the art of communication can advance society. More than 45 years ago, we opened our doors – and people's eyes and minds – for brands driven to make a positive impact. Today, we believe that organizations must find, live and tell their purpose in order to thrive. Those companies will motivate action, secure loyalty and encourage advocacy — all in service to a healthier bottom line. For additional information, please visit Porter Novelli is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,300 public relations professionals in more than 370 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.


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