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    Gagen MacDonald


    Gagen MacDonald is a firm founded on a big idea: We want to make the world a better place, transforming one company at a time. Since 51 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations (not countries, as one might expect), it’s a worthy pursuit. We help clients find ways to bring their employees’ passions, talents and sense of purpose to bear on the business strategy. Working collaboratively from the corporate office to the front line, we use an organization’s brand, culture, vision and history to motivate and align employees behind accomplishing meaningful and sustainable results.

    Maril MacDonald, CEO of Gagen MacDonald and past president of the Arthur W. Page Society, is nationally recognized for her leadership in the field of communications and strategy execution. Prior to founding the firm, she served on Navistar International Corporation’s executive management team and with CEO John Horne, directed a cultural turnaround that eventually led Navistar to the Wall Street Journal’s “Top 10 Performers” list and Business Week’s “Top 50 Companies.” Maril’s broad range of corporate experience—in operations, communications, government affairs and HR—has allowed her to claim “the white space between the silos” as her ultimate functional expertise. Today, her clients include some of the most celebrated brands in the world.

    Questions or comments about Let Go & Lead? Contact Meg Wheaton at m.wheaton@gagenmac.com.