Sandy Skees, EVP, Global Purpose and Impact Practise Lead at Porter Novelli, was named a recipient of this year’s coveted Women of Distinction award by PRWeek, a prominent source of news and insights for the public relations business. This achievement demonstrates Porter Novelli’s dedication to conducting business better with a diverse group of industry leaders.
Sandy Skees has made exceptional contributions to strategic communications and management consulting for over 25 years. Throughout her outstanding career, she has collaborated with well-known businesses in a variety of industries, including Visa, Abercrombie & Fitch, Keurig, Dr Pepper, CVSHealth, and Samsung. Skees’ ability to create purposeful and powerful initiatives has earned her the title of PRWeek’s Most Purposeful Agency Pro of 2021, cementing her standing as an industry leader.
Skees is the Chair of Sustainable Brands and an advisory board member of The Diversity Centre, in addition to her employment at Porter Novelli. Her skills as a speaker on brand, messaging, sustainability/ESG, and DEI strategy has been sought after by numerous industry gatherings. Skees has been quoted in reputable sources such as Campaign US, Forbes, and PR News. Her most recent book, ‘Purposeful Brands: How Purpose and Sustainability Drive Brand Value and Positive Change,’ demonstrates her thought leadership in harnessing purpose to create brand value.
“PRWeek’s Women of Distinction award is an inspiration for every professional in the communications industry, highlighting the achievements and impact of exceptional women like Sandy,” said Conroy Boxhill, U.S. President, Porter Novelli.
“It’s an honour to be recognised alongside such a talented group of women,” Skees remarked. “I’m extremely proud of the work Porter Novelli does and look forward to continuing to assist our clients in creating value through positive impact.”
Porter Novelli remains devoted to conducting business better by decoding change and navigating culture, led by individuals like Sandy Skees who reflect the company’s core values and achieve excellent results for their clients. Porter Novelli, a leading global communications consultancy, continues to empower organisations to have a meaningful and lasting influence on society, guided by purpose and powered by the experience of their amazing team.