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Economy Be Damned, McMurry Has Stellar Year
Staff members were honored for their professional contributions and the company’s continued success. CEO Chris McMurry received the John Caldwell Award from the Custom Publishing Council for lifetime achievement in content marketing. Saul Morse, COO/Interactive Services, was named CIO of the Year by the Arizona Technology Council, and was among Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders.”
In 2007, McMurry established a five-year goal to give $1 million in cash to charities. Just three years later, the company has given $850,915 and is tracking toward reaching the goal in 2010, a year earlier than planned. In fact, come the five-year mark, it appears McMurry will exceed $1.3 million in giving to charities. CEO McMurry says this, of all the achievements, is among the most impressive, given that the recession played a role in two of the three years since the goal was established.
The company also rolled out its new, morphing, customizable corporate logo last January, which is adaptable to seasonal, opportunistic and strategic applications and allows staff members to create their own personalized logos. The logos can be viewed on the company’s website, which also debuted during the year.
McMurry, with four offices in Arizona and New York, offers a complete line of marketing communications services to a variety of clientele, including GlaxoSmithKline, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Amtrak, CBS, Aon, CVS Caremark, Waste Management, Liberty Mutual, PNC, 24 Hour Fitness and Thomson Reuters, as well as resources to more than 10,000 corporate professionals. The company has specialized practices in healthcare, finance and insurance. It is among the largest independent marketing communications companies in the U.S. and is recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute and Society for Human Resource Management as one of the top five "Best Small Companies to Work For" in the U.S.