Company: MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ U.S.A.
Company Description: MWW Group is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm headquartered in East Rutherford, N.J., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Known for a results-driven approach to PR, MWW Group was named PR Agency of the Year by the American Business Awards and Strategic Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report.
Nomination Category: Individual Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees
Nomination Title: Kari Stoever, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive during the eligibility period (up to 500 words):
Kari Stover joined MWW Group in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Corporate
Affairs bringing considerable leadership experience in cause marketing, corporate
social responsibility, international relations, healthcare and government
affairs. In her role with the firm, Kari is responsible for expanding MWW Group’s corporate
social responsibility programs with MWW Group clients, emphasizing the value of
market based solutions for domestic and international social goals. Current MWW
Group projects include:
• African River Blindness Program (celebrating 15 years of partnership
success): a global health partnership to eliminate river blindness, operating
in 19 African countries and reaching more than 50 million people each year with
• Jimmy Dean’s cause marketing program to help eliminate hunger in the
• ZeroBase: a renewable energy program for the UN and international
partners working in the fragile states and developing nations
• MASSIVEGOOD: founded by the Millennium Foundation, a Swiss
organization, to save the lives of the most vulnerable from life-threatening
diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria by making it easy for all those who
travel to make a simple $2 donation during their ticketing or reservation process.
• Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN): a Swiss foundation
created in 2002 at a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on
Children to deliver healthier foods and supplements to the poorest and most
vulnerable populations globally. GAIN and their partners are delivering improved
nutrition to an estimated 273 million people, half of whom are women and children,
in more than 25 countries.
Kari has over fifteen years of experience in global strategy, fundraising and
leadership experience with non-profit, medical research and treatment
organizations. She has been active in the Clinton Global Initiative since its
inception and has made key contacts with policy makers and opinion leaders in
the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
Prior to joining MWW Group, Stoever was the President and Founder of Meliora
Global, LLC, a firm focused on growth strategies for nonprofits and social
ventures, where she helped clients build multi-sector collaborative partnerships to achieve
their local, regional or global goals.
Preceding her role at Meliora, she helped establish and was the Managing Director
of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) – where she
managed more than $37 million in grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Under her leadership, the Global Network secured more than US $100 million in
financial commitments and contributed in the development of a USG $1 billion, 5-
year strategy for NTDs. As part of her work for NTD, Kari was one of the pioneer
founders of the Rwanda NTD control program which aims to reduce morbidity of
three diseases. Kari was a key partner of this program in every respect: advocacy,
fundraising, and practical implementation. Kari’s work in advocacy has raised the
profile of NTDs among policymakers, leaders and the public. She participated in
two nationwide mass drug administration campaigns during which over 8 million
Rwandan children were dewormed.
Previously, Kari spent several years managing clinical research studies in cancer
and infectious diseases. Additionally, she spent a year working for the Department
of Defense at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for infectious
diseases (USAMRIID) managing anthrax and other bio defense studies.
Kari is a gifted communicator and ombudsman and, combined with her ability to
shape social responsibility programs, a natural choice for The Stevie Award for the
Women in Business.
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Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 100 words):
Kari Stoever, Senior Vice President- Corporate Affairs, leads MWW Group’s global
corporate social responsibility division and multiplatform engagement initiatives.
Kari has fifteen years of experience in global strategy, fundraising and leadership
experience with non-profit, NGO’s and government agencies. Kari is a recognized
industry leader with an unparalleled track record in CSR, advocacy, and public
policy, and will provide high level consulting strategic programming across all
disciplines, online and offline.
Prior to joining MWW Group, Kari was the president and founder of Meliora Global,
LLC, a firm focused on growth strategies for nonprofits and social ventures, where
she helped clients build multi-sector collaborative partnerships to achieve their
local, regional or global goals. Prior to her role at Meliora, she helped
and was the Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical
Diseases (Global Network), where she managed more than $37 million in grants
by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, Kari spent a year working for
the Department of Defense at the United States Army Medical Research Institute
for infectious diseases (USAMRIID) managing anthrax and other biodefense