Mercy Corps CEO Earns Prestigious Award For Outstanding Leadership

June 6, 2017

Neal Keny-Guyer recognized by industry group for his significant contribution to protect and advocate for vulnerable people around the world

WASHINGTON, DC – Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer has earned the 2017 Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award from InterAction, the group representing the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental international organizations in the world. Keny-Guyer is among six recipients recognized for leadership in international development and humanitarian assistance; winners are nominated for recognition by the group’s members.

“Neal is a leader informed by a deep understanding of the complex global issues we are facing today. He acts with urgency on behalf of the thousands of people that Mercy Corps is helping every day to overcome crisis and ultimately build long-term resilience,” says Allen Grossman, chairman of Mercy Corps’ board of directors. “Mercy Corps thanks InterAction for recognizing his commitment, dedication and contributions to our sector.”

Keny-Guyer has been CEO of Mercy Corps since 1994. In that time he has grown the organization into one of the most respected international relief and development agencies in the world.

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