BC's CEO Club ranks high in industry survey
The Boston College said that its Chief Executives’ Club of Boston has been named the No. 2-ranked speakers event in the world for chief executives.
The rankings were compiled by Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm with a big presence in Cambridge. To read Weber Shandwick's press release, please click here.
In a press release of its own, BC said, "The Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, which operates in association with Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, was edged only by the Clinton Global Initiative among business forums that feature top-level CEO speakers sharing their strategic vision with other corporate leaders."
Past speakers at BC's Chief Executives' Club of Boston have included Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.; Jeffrey B. Kindler of Pfizer; and Steven A. Ballmer of Microsoft Corp. (shown at right), BC said; other speakers have included the chief executives of Virgin Group, ExxonMobil, Adidas AG, and Nokia, among others.
The BC press release added, "Following Boston College’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston in the Top 5 speaker forum listing are the third-ranked Wall Street Journal CEO Council; the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland; and Fortune Brainstorm: Tech."
Weber Shandwick's press release included a statement from Jennifer Risi, an executive vice president at the firm.
"Without a doubt, speaking engagements are becoming an increasingly critical tool within the PR arsenal, helping CEOs and their senior executive bench address their strategic vision, stand apart from the competition, and build thought leadership," Risi said.
In a Globe file photo from October, Microsoft's Ballmer is shown addressing the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston. The photo was taken by Jonathan Wiggs of the Globe Staff.