PRWeek has received a number of comments, either directly or via our social media channels, about a perceived lack of diversity on our Power List this year, which I feel I need to address.
Frankly, no one on any of our lists has ever been chosen because of the color of their skin, their gender, or their sexuality. People are chosen because of the power and influence they wield. In this year’s Power List, Oscar Suris, Mike Fernandez, Jon Iwata, and Selim Bingol were not chosen because of their ethnicity or the color of their skin – they were chosen because of their ability and the senior levels to which they have risen in the communications industry in their respective roles. I haven’t asked them personally, but I don’t think they’d want it any other way.
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