The Responsible 100
ERIC MOWER Owner
Eric Mower + Associates
Eric Mower + Associates is one of the largest independent marketing agencies in the U.S. EMA offers clients specialized expertise in business-to-business marketing, public relations and public affairs, consumer advertising, brand promotion and digital/direct/ relationship marketing. In addition to its 115-person Syracuse, New York, headquarters, EMA also has offices in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester and Albany, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Cincinnati, Ohio and Boston. The agency, owned by Eric Mower, is consistently named among the top 10 places to work in advertising.
PETER NEGER Partner
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Peter Neger has more than 30 years of litigation experience in both federal and state courts, and in arbitrations and mediations. One of the biggest beneficiaries of Morgan Lewis’s legal largesse is the national nonprofit, Say Yes To Education. The renowned organization helps increase high school and college graduation rates by providing a range of services, as well as scholarships, to economically disadvantaged students and their families. “We are a society of laws,” Neger said. “There are hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people who do not have access to the legal system. Our profession has to be at the forefront of guaranteeing equal access.”
City & State Reports
CRIST YNE NICHOL AS & GEORGE LENCE Partners Nicholas & Lence Communications
Cristyne Nicholas co-founded, with her partner George Lence, Nicholas & Lence Communications, an award-winning, multi-platform firm that specializes in strategic public relations campaigns to increase visibility and ROI for a diverse roster of clients including CEOs, corporations, media companies, destinations, cultural attractions and transportation companies. Nicholas also serves as Chair of New York State Tourism Advisory Council. Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed her to the position in 2013. With its institutional knowledge and political insight, Nicholas & Lence helps clients connect to meet the challenges posed by public policy, legislative and regulatory action. Based upon the specific needs of clients, the firm works to assess the political landscape, coordinate outreach to key officials and decision-makers, facilitate public/private partnerships, cultivate community support, provide representation at the state and local levels of government and engage in issue-oriented publicity and advocacy campaigns.