CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ClearEdge Marketing, an agency specializing in outsourced marketing and PR solutions for HR technology and IT recruiting companies nationwide, announced today that its CEO and Founder, Leslie Vickrey, has been named one of the 2015 inductees into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
“Leslie was nominated by a client and past inductee,” says Nancy Harvey, executive director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at UIC. “We knew upon hearing Leslie’s background that she brought something special to the program, and had a story we felt would represent the message of depth, diversity and vibrancy we support. We’re privileged to have her join the other inductees who we consider icons of Chicago entrepreneurship.”
Now in its 30th year, the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inducts less than 20 executives each year. The 2015 inductees were selected based on their enduring social and commercial contributions that have helped foster a thriving, diversified economic engine in Chicago. The 2015 inductees will be honored tonight with a dinner and awards ceremony at the Field Museum.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented people at some of the brightest companies in our industry, and I’m humbled to be recognized along with my fellow inductees this year,” said Vickrey. “At ClearEdge, we apply an entrepreneurial spirit and drive in all that we do, from our team culture, core values and principles to the way we interact with clients. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve developed as a responsive, forward-thinking firm that delivers results.”
In addition to being recognized by UIC, Vickrey has also made great strides in support of women in technology. As a co-founder of ARA, an organization that aims to attract, retain and advance women in the technology industry, she’s helped develop programs and events in Chicago, Houston, New York, Seattle and Silicon Valley. To date, ARA has reached more than 2,000 women across the country and continues to grow. For these efforts, Vickrey was recently named to the Chicago TechWeek 100 and BlueSky Innovation Vault in recognition for her contributions to women in technology.
“Leslie’s passion for promoting innovation, especially in the Chicago tech community, is evident in virtually all of her endeavors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder, Chicago Innovation Awards and past UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductee. “She is actively involved in a number of local and national tech organizations and is a staunch believer in the power of knowledge sharing and supporting those in our Chicago business community. We’re pleased to have her join the Advisory Board and look forward to continued collaboration in support of our mission.”
About ClearEdge Marketing
ClearEdge Marketing provides outsourced marketing and PR services for companies within the talent management space, from HR technology firms to global staffing organizations. ClearEdge helps clients strengthen brand reach, content marketing, marketing automation, sales and recruiting enablement, employment branding, digital marketing and public relations. For more information, please visit www.clearedgemarketing.com.