The 2016 inaugural PRWeek Hall of Femme

Storytellers. Risk-takers. Leaders. This powerful cadre of talented women challenges the status quo, pushes for the big idea, and strives to make a difference.

The PRWeek Hall of Femme honors trailblazers in the communications industry. This inaugural class of nine talented women challenge the status quo, push for the big idea, and strive to make a difference. Whether for client or colleague they are up for every challenge, ready to go above and beyond to ensure results exceed business goals and achieve creative excellence.

The honorees

Gail
Heimann

Karen
Hughes

Aedhmar
Hynes

Donna
Imperato

Barri
Rafferty

D'Arcy
Rudnay

Monica
Talan

Karen
van Bergen

Charlene
Wheeless

Champions of PR

PRWeek sent out a call to nominate women, whether senior leaders or account executives, who represent the gold standard in the industry. From more than 200 stellar nominations, this list represents a group that elevates the practice of PR and often makes a difference through their philanthropic efforts.

Tina-Marie Adams
MD, APCO Worldwide
I’sys Caffey
Senior account supervisor and global deputy, family business and foundations, Edelman
Jane Carpenter
Head of global PR, Wayfair
Tiffany Cook
EVP, consumer sector, WE Communications
Carina Davidson
MD and COO, Abernathy MacGregor
Jenny Fouracre-Petko
Director of PR and charitable giving, Domino’s
Betsie Gambel
President, Gambel Communications
Lauren Gray
MD, Camino PR
Kathleen Henson
Founder and CEO, Henson Consulting
Tracy Hollywood
SVP and partner, FleishmanHillard
Juli Huston-Rough
Director, corporate news relations and operations, GM
Alencia Johnson
Assistant director of constituency communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Milly Jones
PR and branding consultant, Manifest New York
Anastasia Khoo
CMO, Human Rights Campaign
Kriselle Laran
VP, digital and agency marketing, West Coast, Zeno Group
Wendy Lund
CEO, GCI Health
Amy Lyons
President, Shift Communications
Tanya Meck
EVP and MD, Global Strategy Group
Beth Monaghan
CEO and Cofounder, InkHouse
Kate Muller
Director of comms and corporate marcomms, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Sydney Ann Neuhaus
Partner, Finsbury
Eleanor Petigrow
Head of business development, inVentiv Health PR Group
Cathy Planchard
President, All Told, and GM, Allison+Partners
Veronica Potes
Marketing manager, E! & Esquire Network, NBCUniversal
Linda Rutherford
VP and CCO, Southwest Airlines
Marjorie Schussel
Director of integrated brand communications, Toyota Motor North America
Stephanie Smith
Chief editorial officer, North America, MSLGroup
Laura Tomasetti
CEO, 360 Public Relations
Abbigail Tumpey
Associate director of communications science, CDC healthcare quality promotion
Bonnie Ulman
Chief insights and planning officer and director, M Booth
Gloria Vanderham
Global head of social and digital media, Novartis Oncology
Bronwyn Wallace
SVP, Houston energy practice, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Shannon Walsh
EVP, New York healthcare practice, Ogilvy Public Relations
Lauren Wesley Wilson
President, ColorComm
Ann Wool
Partner and MD, Ketchum Sports and Entertainment

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