Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder, CBS EcoMedia Inc.
Paul is the visionary behind EcoMedia, created in 2002, to channel millions of dollars already being spent in advertising to support local sustainability projects across the US. Paul has expanded these programs to include EducationAd, WellnessAd, EcoAd, and Viewers to Volunteers (V2V) advertising programs.
Paul began his distinguished career as a social entrepreneur in 1989, when he founded the industrial/environmental cleaning company Property Prep. A lifelong surfer, Paul melded his passion for the ocean with his talent for entrepreneurship and pioneered Urban Watershed Cleaning and Zero Discharge in an effort to scrub toxins from parking lots and industrial sites, thus preventing run-off from polluting the waters into which they feed.
Paul has been honored by the EPA as an “Environmental Hero” (1999), by Vanity Fair magazine in 2006, by being named a Public-Private Visionary and most recently received the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” in 2014 which recognized Paul for doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.