The OCR Launches New Corporate Affairs Consultancy

NEW YORK, MARCH 3, 2020 – The OCR Network today announced the launch of a new corporate affairs consultancy.   The OCR, a research think tank and consultancy with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., offers services focused on optimizing the corporate affairs function of leading global companies. 

In addition to summits and research, The OCR now offers consulting, custom analytics and access to a research knowledge base. 

Our consultancy responds to the needs of our members. Many in our network have noted short-comings in current market offerings. Our work combines leading-edge academic experience with material, real-world solutions,” Carroll said.

“One of the greatest challenges for any corporate affairs leader is how to stay ahead of the curve, see around the corner, and be alert to the next major issue before it reaches the CEO and senior leadership,” Walker said.   “Our mission is to help them optimize their function with tools, insights, services and valuable networking opportunities.”

“Our consultancy responds to the needs of our members. Many in our network have noted short-comings in current market offerings. Our work combines leading-edge academic experience with material, real-world solutions,”
- Carroll said.

“One of the greatest challenges for any corporate affairs leader is how to stay ahead of the curve, see around the corner, and be alert to the next major issue before it reaches the CEO and senior leadership,” Walker said.   “Our mission is to help them optimize their function with tools, insights, services and valuable networking opportunities.”

Currently, The OCR offers forums in which senior-level executives can gather with peers to address critical issues and challenges related to enterprise-level social-political risk, sustainability, corporate communications, and performance.  

As a result of The OCR’s research, publications, and executive education programs, corporate network members have access to latest research learnings on issues that influence corporate reputation, communications, and organizational development and effectiveness.

Founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 by Dr. Carroll, the Observatory on Corporate Reputation (OCR) is a research think tank devoted to improving and enhancing the corporate affairs and corporate communications function of the Fortune 500 and Global Forbes 2000. We produce research and supply actionable knowledge that informs and drives the corporate affairs and communications practices.

The OCR Network is an invitation-only, peer-driven knowledge-exchange network of senior executives from the world’s top companies focusing on issues related to corporate affairs.

Reid Walker Joins The OCR as Senior Partner

NEW YORK, JANUARY 28, 2020 – The OCR today announced that Reid Walker has joined the company as Senior Partner.  Most recently, Walker served as communications director for US Senator Maria Cantwell (D. WA) for six years. Previously he led global communications functions at T-Mobile, Lenovo, Honeywell and GE.   He received greenbelt training at GE and earned a blackbelt in Six Sigma at Honeywell.

“We’re delighted to have Reid join us. He played a critical role in the founding of The OCR more than 10 years ago. His return demonstrates that we’re doing something right,” said Executive Director Craig E. Carroll. “Reid’s previous work leading global communications functions combined with his political experience further enables us to offer high value services to meet the needs of senior-level executives.

We’re delighted to have Reid join us. He played a critical role in the founding of The OCR more than 10 years ago. His return demonstrates that we’re doing something right,”
- Craig E. Carroll, Executive Director

The OCR, a research think tank and peer-driven knowledge-exchange network  with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., offers services focused on optimizing the corporate affairs function of leading global companies. 

Currently, The OCR offers forums in which senior-level executives can gather with peers to address critical issues and challenges related to enterprise-level social-political risk, sustainability, corporate communications, and performance.  

Founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 by Dr. Carroll, the Observatory on Corporate Reputation (OCR) is a research think tank devoted to improving and enhancing the corporate affairs function of the Fortune 500 and Global Forbes 2000. We produce research and supply actionable knowledge that informs and drives the corporate affairs and communications practices.