The American Chemistry Council


A Great Next Step

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) was the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) when Gardner began working there. He was tasked with the re-branding of the organization from chemicals to chemistry. At the time the organization as a little more than 175 years old and was/is the oldest trade association in the US.

Gardner was also tasked with the change management that went along with such a massive re-branding, creating the new "Divisions" within ACC.

He then led the organization through a three-year process with the board of directors to approve and launch a $20 million annual communications campaign, called essential2.

This campaign encompassed:

The campaign dramatically improved public perceptions and importantly the perceptions and attitudes of employees.