Award Recognizes Macias’s Decades of Dedication in Support of the LGBT Community
MWW Public Relations announced yesterday that Stephen Macias, Senior Vice President and LGBT National Group Practice Lead, was honored with the PRism Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Affairs, an award that honors and celebrates the achievements of public relations professionals throughout Greater Los Angeles. Macias was recognized for his years of work in support of LGBT rights, culminating in the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality this year.
“Stephen is a true champion for the LGBT community who has dedicated his personal and professional life to diversity in communications and beyond,” said Michael W. Kempner, President and CEO of MWWPR. “His unparalleled knowledge of the market and deep commitment to clients has helped America’s top brands create authentic connections to the LGBT consumer. Stephen is an inspiration to me and the MWWPR family as we work to advance acceptance and inclusion in the industry and the nation.”
As one of the first communications professionals to specialize in marketing to the LGBT community, Macias has been at the forefront of advancing diversity and inclusion throughout his career. From leading the PR and Corporate Communications strategy for the nation’s first LGBT cable television network, to advising some of the world’s most renowned brands on outreach to the LGBT market, to spearheading the LGBT practice at MWWPR, Macias has made a significant impact on the PR industry and society at large.
MWWPR’s LGBT practice is one of the first and largest dedicated practices in the public relations industry. With marketing, public relations, and corporate communications services aimed at LGBT consumers, MWWPR’s LGBT team develops authentic personalized campaigns to mobilize activators within the community, evangelize brands, and influence public perception, leveraging a deep network of LGBT influencers and organizations. Under Macias’ leadership, the practice has grown and expanded into new verticals, representing leading brands in travel and hospitality, entertainment, media, advocacy and consumer goods.
Macias was honored during the PRSA-LA PRism Awards on November 4, 2015 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.