PRWeek's In-House PR Professional of the Year Paul Gennaro has been at the helm of communications at global design and engineering firm AECOM for seven years, during which it has enjoyed dramatic growth, tripling revenue and doubling its workforce.
But last year was the most demanding for Gennaro, who helped facilitate an enterprise transformation initiative and was involved in a global reorganization of operations.
Gennaro, who manages a global team of 200 and oversees budgets in excess of $42 million, was also the master planner for the 2012 Olympic Games, helping AECOM secure the contract for the 2016 Olympics.
AECOM saw revenues of $8.2 billion in 2012. But alongside this growth, Gennaro has built the firm's reputation as an ethical business, earning a place on Ethisphere's most ethical business list for a third consecutive year.
Gennaro also has become a champion and thought leader in ethical business through his work as chairman of the communications advisory board at the Ethisphere Institute.