Brad MacAfee

Brad MacAfee



Board President &

Founding board member

Founder & CEO, Mission+Cause

Chair of the Community Engagement & Programming Committee

Brad maximizes the positive impact and profitability of socially responsible companies by connecting them with high-caliber, purpose-led communicators. By integrating purpose and growth, Brad helps leaders envision greater potential for themselves, their companies and their customers. After leading Porter Novelli through its four-year global transformation into a global purpose communications consultancy, Brad founded Mission+Cause to catalyze the success of communicators and businesses making the world a better place.

While at Porter Novelli, Brad delivered four of the agency’s top five profit years since 2000, exceeded 50% diversity on its executive committee and among managing directors, and 60% female leadership company-wide. Under Brad’s direction, as global CEO, the firm committed to socially responsible practices as a signatory and early adopter of industry initiatives, such as the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, #Valuable500, PR Council’s Action for Diversity & Inclusion, and Time to Vote.

As Board President, Brad oversees the day-to-day implementation of the Board’s policies and ensures appropriate governance systems are established and maintained.