Sustainability Expert Lisa Manley Joins Cone Communications to Lead Award-Winning CSR Practice


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BOSTON (June 8, 2015) – Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing agency, has hired Lisa Manley as Executive Vice President of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy group. With nearly 20 years of experience, Manley will lead the agency’s award-winning strategy and communications practice that has developed, counseled and implemented impactful programs for leading brands.

“We were impressed with Lisa’s strong track record of developing innovative sustainability campaigns and helping clients solve complex business challenges,” remarked Bill Fleishman, CEO of Cone Communications. “Her passion for sustainability and social impact, as well her abilities to provide trusted counsel and cultivate talent, make Lisa an extraordinary choice for our next CSR Strategy leader.”

Prior to Cone, Manley served as the Executive Vice President of Business + Social Purpose at Edelman where she oversaw strategy development, corporate reporting and strategic philanthropy for brands including Darden Restaurants, HP, Humana Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, SC Johnson, VF Corporation and Wrigley. In addition, Manley brings extensive client-side experience after serving as Group Director for The Coca-Cola Company’s Sustainability communications team, where she led worldwide corporate communications and stakeholder engagement in areas of water stewardship, climate protection, sustainable packaging, women’s economic empowerment, and active healthy living.

“Cone is the pioneer in sustainability and social impact programming and communications, and I’m thrilled to add my experience to the leadership team,” said Manley. “I look forward to working with Cone’s passionate CSR practitioners and their impressive roster of clients.”

For more than 30 years, Cone Communications has been a leader in helping brands build, evolve and communicate what they stand for and how they seek to make a positive impact on the world. Every day the agency creates change that matters, helping corporations and nonprofits creatively and authentically address critical social and environmental issues through innovative stakeholder engagement, brand-appropriate communications, flawless event execution and superb relationship management.

Cone’s pioneering CSR research on companies’ role in addressing social and environmental issues helped mainstream and shape CSR communications. Cone has been recognized for numerous award-winning programs on behalf of clients and received its third consecutive PR Week “CSR A-List” award this spring.

About Cone Communications
Cone Communications ( is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as consumer product media relations, social media, cause marketing, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit marketing, corporate communications and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes. Cone Communications is a part of the DAS Group of Companies.

About the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.