Mr. Michael W. Kempner

Michael W. Kempner is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of MWW Group, one of the 10 largest public relations firms in the world. In 2010, he led a management buy-back of the firm to restore the firm to its independent and entrepreneurial roots. MWW is a global leader in the field and has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. MWW has been named PR Agency of the Year by the International Business Awards, The Sabre Awards and PR News. This year alone, MWW has been named Agency of the Year by seven different organizations and was recognized as creating the best campaign of the year by industry leading award competitions. In addition, MWW has been named Digital Agency of the Year and has been inducted into PR News’ Corporate Social Responsibility A-List.

A nationally recognized authority on crisis management, public affairs, reputation management, business to business, consumer marketing and corporate social responsibility. Michael is known for his professionalism, his commitment to community service and his personal attention to client needs. He is an author and speaker on a variety of public relations, management, entrepreneurship and marketing issues, and a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Michael has been honored with several of the industry’s top recognitions, most recently has been honored with the Alumni Recognition Award from American University for 2013; also named 2013, PR Executive of the Year by both the American Business Awards and the International Business Awards, as well as, International Business Awards 2012 PR Executive of the Year; Bulldog Stars of PR 2012 Agency Professional of the Year and PR Blogger of the Year; American Business Awards 2012 PR Executive of the Year; PR News CSR Awards 2012 PR Professional of the Year; PR Week’s 2010 Public Relations Executive of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award by PR News. PR News also named Michael CSR Professional of the Year, and he was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame in 2009.

An active member of his community, Michael has served as a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions, appointed by President Barack Obama, and as a Founding Board Member of ConnectOne Bank. Michael is also a board member of Goodwill Industries International.

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