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.
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.