2015 Agency Elite Awards: Agency Awe Professional

Winner: Michael Kempner, MWWPR

In 1986, MWW President and CEO Michael Kempner founded the agency with the same entrepreneurial spirit and focus on client service that he practices today. Creating and sustaining a vision for an organization calls for discipline and creativity. His imprint is on every element of the business, from mentoring his team, to interacting with clients to ensure the firm is exceeding expectations, to growing the firm year after year. A nationally recognized authority on crisis management investor relations, public affairs, business-to-business, consumer marketing and CSR, Michael has successfully guided corporate communications for hundreds of companies for more than 29 years.

Year after year, Kempner has continued to lead by example as president, growing and expanding MWW’s business across all practice groups with key new hires and service offerings based on the needs of their clients, including the expansion of the digital, research and measurement and technology groups, as well as the launch of their LGBT and Travel practice areas.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Kerri Allen, Cohn & Wolfe
  • John Davies, Davies Public Affairs
  • Carrie DeVries, DEVENEY
  • Huma Gruaz, Alpaytac
  • Samantha Jacobs, Hemsworth Communications
  • Glo Janata, TogoRun
  • Ravi Sunnak, Havas PR North America
  • Jenna Thomas, Nebo