Dec. 3, 2012
Concern Worldwide U.S.
will recognize Mr.
, CEO of
Omnicom Media Group
, at its annual Seeds of Hope Dinner on
for his outstanding dedication to improving the lives of the world's poorest people.
"We are delighted to have this opportunity to formally honor Mr. Thompson for his unrelenting compassion and commitment to helping people impacted by war, famine, natural disaster, and extreme poverty," said
, Executive Director of Concern Worldwide U.S. "He continues to push us to be as effective and efficient as possible, even in the world's toughest environments. There is no doubt that Concern has successfully saved and transformed the lives of more people because of Page's constant support and leadership."
Thompson most recently helped expand Concern's online presence by organizing a volunteer effort with
Omnicom Media Group
, to develop, target, and roll out a digital campaign that will run through the holidays in support of the organization's
(gifts.concernusa.org), an online catalogue of items that can be purchased in support of Concern's programs across the globe.
A veteran of more than 30 years in the media agency business, Thompson has been widely recognized in the industry and was named Media Director of the Year, An Advertising Age Media Maven, and an Adweek Media Executive of the Year. As CEO, Thompson oversees all Omnicom media and analytics resources for the
region. This includes media agencies OMD and OHD; digital and data analytics at Annalect Group; Optimum Sports Media and Marketing; search agency Resolution Media; and several other media specialty companies. He has served on the board of Concern Worldwide U.S. for five years.
The Seeds of Hope Award recognizes the best and brightest business leaders, innovators, and influencers who have demonstrated remarkable commitment to championing humanitarian work. Past honorees include: Vice-Chair of Market Development at KPMG,
, former Chairman and CEO of HP;
, Chairman of INTEL;
, Toyota; and
This year, the event will take place on
Tuesday, December 4
at The Hilton Hotel at 1335 Avenue of the Americas (54
New York City
. Cocktail reception begins at
with dinner and program following at
. All money raised through the Seeds of Hope Dinner supports Concern Worldwide's work to break the cycle of poverty and hunger in 25 of the world's poorest countries.
Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing extreme poverty, with more than 3,200 personnel working in 25 of the world's poorest countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide targets the root causes of extreme poverty through programs in health, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and AIDS, and emergency response, directly reaching more than 8.5 million people. For more information, please visit concernusa.org or follow us on
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SOURCE Concern Worldwide US