Michael Holland

Edelman NY


Michael Holland is executive vice president and group head of Edelman NY's Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability practice. He is an expert in corporate social responsibility, cause marketing, corporate communications, and branding. The programs and campaigns that he has created and led have received more than 75 awards since 2005, including: 3 Gold SABRE's, 2007 Foreign Policy Association CSR Award, 2006 Yahoo! Big Idea Award, 2006 BrandWeek's Gold Reggie for Best Community Outreach Campaign, and the 2005 U.S. Department of Justice Corporate Leadership Award.

From 2003 to 2008, Michael led Honeywell's corporate social responsibility initiative, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, to support overall brand-building as well as business development, government relations, and employee engagement efforts across the company's four business units and 130,000 employees in more than 100 countries. He directed the company's partnerships and signature programs with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, NASA, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Nobel Foundation, Operation USA, Presidential Classroom, Rebuilding Together, Safe Kids, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. He also served as the executive director of the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund.

For his work, he was named the 2006 Communications Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards and the 2005 Community Relations Executive of the Year by PRNews.

Holland began his career with the American Chamber of Commerce (UK), where he managed the Chamber's efforts to support the Irish Peace Process and worked with high-level government officials and diplomats from the United States and United Kingdom following the IRA's ceasefire. Michael also served as the Chief of Staff at McCann Erickson's Fourteenth Floor Brand Strategy firm where his clients included Johnson & Johnson, Exxon, AT&T, and MasterCard.

Holland is a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Ireland. He holds a Master of Arts degree from King's College of the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

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JUN 24, 2010 Podcast

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