As we wind down another week of working remotely and social isolation, we continue to be bombarded with stories about death, job losses, and financial devastation. So we wanted to take this opportunity to end the week on a positive note and share some stories about how a few of our clients have been demonstrating leadership during these times.
- Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler wrote a blog about how company employees continue to work 24/7 to ensure mission-critical services are not disrupted during the global pandemic. As the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure, Intelsat plays a critical role in global communications, including ensuring that first responders around the world have reliable connectivity.
- BETAH CEO Michelle Taylor wanted to acknowledge these difficult times by offering some encouraging words. So she and her team created a powerful video message inspired by her late mother, who founded the award-winning woman-and-minority-owned business more than 30 years ago. The government contractor supports a range of clients who are dedicated to improving the health of our society, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.
- Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine CEO Matt Granato and his team decided early on to make all of its COVID-19 learning resources available for free to both members and other obstetric care providers, not any easy decision for a specialty association where educational offerings are a strong revenue generator. But they knew it was the right thing to do. Their members are on the front lines; they are the physicians who specialize in treating high-risk pregnancies.
While all three clients are diverse in what they do, they all have one element in common: they have shown their compassion for people during a difficult and trying time. That is the mark of true leadership, and we are so grateful to be working with such a wonderful mix of national and international clients that are doing meaningful and important work each and every day. And that is the crux of why I founded Addis Communications a little over two years ago.