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Mid-market companies must work to serve their clients while also developing a sustainable and socially responsible path toward growth. Without the broad reach of industry giants or the nimble agility of startups, mid-market CEOs often find this challenging.

Those CEOs who meet this challenge are worthy of recognition, which is why CEO Connection® annually presents a Social Impact Award to the mid-market CEO who excels in public service, social enterprise, and philanthropy.

We are proud to announce this year’s recipient: Eric Green, President and CEO of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Green oversees and implements West’s priorities of environmental and social accountability and the company’s “culture of giving.” The company provides yearly charitable grants to organizations supporting children, the disabled, healthcare and STEM education, and sponsors  an employee-led giving initiative that has  collected   millions of dollars for charities dedicated to cancer research, education, and local programs for children with special needs. Under Green’s leadership, West also supports  the Herman O. West Foundation, which provides  scholarships and a matching gift program.

We proudly lend our support and heartfelt congratulations to a CEO whose company works every day to make a difference in so many lives.

“At West, contributing to a healthier world and acting as a good citizen is ingrained in our DNA,” Eric Green said. “We are honored to be a recipient of this Award which is a testament to the commitment our team members around the globe and the considerable volunteering time and resources they give each year to help create a better and healthier world.”

Though Green stepped into his current role in 2015, he began his career years earlier with a degree in Chemistry and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, not knowing he would eventually head one of the world’s leading creators of innovative packaging, containment, and delivery systems for healthcare therapies. Green’s proven leadership now helps West earn the trust of pharmaceutical, biological and medical device companies looking for ways to deliver safe and effective patient care.

Candidates for the Social Impact Award are nominated by the community at large before being referred to the selection committee that reviews and identifies a short list of finalists. A second committee, comprised of all living prior award recipients, makes the final award selection. Previous Social Impact Award Recipients include Raj Mamodia of Brillio (2017), John Replogle of Seventh Generation (2016), Jostein Solheim of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade (2015).

Eric Green will be honored at the 2018 Mid-Market Convention Awards Dinner on September 25, 2018, at the Wharton School. Other recipients—Company of the Year, Young Leader, and Social Impact Award—will be celebrated at that time. The dinner will be attended by members, sponsors, and guests of CEO Connection.

For more information about the awards, go here.

Go here for Awards Dinner details and registration.