Michael W. Kempner
Michael is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of MWW. A nationally recognized authority on crisis management, public affairs, business-to-business, consumer marketing and corporate social responsibility, Michael has been honored with several of the industry’s top recognitions, most recently the PR Executive of the Year Award from the International Business Awards in 2014, 2013 and 2012; Grand Prize for Communications Professional of the Year from the 2013 and 2012 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards; Alumni Recognition Award from American University for 2013; PR Executive of the Year by the 2013 and 2012 American Business Awards; Bulldog Stars of PR 2013 and 2012 Agency Professional of the Year and 2012 PR Blogger of the Year; and PR Week’s 2010 Public Relations Executive of the Year. PR News also named Michael Agency Leader of the Year in 2013 and CSR Professional of the Year in 2012, 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 also serves as a Founding Board Member of ConnectOne Bank. He’s also a board member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Goodwill Industries International, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Center for Food Action. Michael is an editorial contributor to the Huffington Post.