Benchworks President Melissa Johnston to Receive Mid-Atlantic Women’s Leadership Award
Johnston recognized for professional and philanthropic contributions
Chestertown, MD, September 11, 2018 – Benchworks is pleased to announce that Melissa Johnston, president, is among the winners of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Women’s Leadership Awards.
Sponsored by CEO Report, the awards honor CEOs and executives who are making a positive impact on their companies and communities, recognizing both professional accomplishments and philanthropic work.
Melissa was promoted to Benchworks president in October 2015 to co-lead the company with founder and CEO, Thad Bench. During her three-year tenure, she has helped shepherd the company through double-digit growth, including expanding representation to Philadelphia and Boston; attracting top talent in account, creative and digital roles; and securing assignments as lead marketing agency for new clients.
Personally, Melissa is committed to supporting and advancing the careers of women in the healthcare industry. She is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, serving as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and she is an active participant in women’s roundtables through the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
“Melissa is smart, inquisitive, and a supremely capable leader,” says Michael D. Verrill of The Sharp Financial group, who nominated her for the award. “It is never easy to shoulder duties once performed by a company’s founder. But for the past three years, Melissa has co-led Benchworks with Thad while exhibiting great professionalism and graciousness. Thad’s complete confidence in her to lead the company speaks volumes, as does their strong working relationship.”
Winners will be honored at an awards gala on October 10, 2018, at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. Learn more about Melissa at Benchworks.com.
Founded in 1991, Benchworks Inc. is dedicated to advancing the commercial goals of its clients through a family of companies. Benchworks provides strategy, design, production and implementation of complete marketing, branding and commercialization services through a full-service marketing agency, Benchworks Health; and Safe Chain Solutions, a full-service, third-party logistics provider and distributor of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies. Clients include a wide variety of companies in the life science, legal services, security, manufacturing, commercial real estate, and education sectors in North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit www.benchworks.com or call 800-536-4670.