WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower ( www.SmartPower.org), the nation's leading non-profit marketing firm dedicated to promoting clean energy and energy efficiency, has been named the 2016 CEO of the Year by Corporate LiveWire.
Each year, Corporate LiveWire, a business resource providing content on subjects like corporate transactions, international markets and changes in legislation, celebrates organizations and individuals who have shown continued excellence and innovation amid ongoing global economic uncertainty. Among tens of thousands of nominations, the judging panel at Corporate LiveWire considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate and set its sights firmly on the most innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business. " Brian F. Keane impressed our judging panel with the way he has managed to bring the issue of clean energy and global sustainability to the forefront of public discussion in the United States," said James Drakeford, Editor in Chief of Corporate LiveWire. "In just three years, with investments of less than $3.5 million, the SmartPower Solarize campaigns in 2016 have resulted in over $100 million of installed residential solar energy. This is a major milestone and it is even more significant since it comes amidst recent high profile losses among some of the industry's largest solar companies. Mr. Keane's passion and enthusiasm coupled with a clear and precise message enables SmartPower to successfully connect to consumers and their needs. For these reasons, among many others, we named Mr. Keane our CEO of the Year."