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Kathy Bloomgarden, along with co-CEO Peter Finn, leads the third-largest independent shop in the US. Her insight into the executive suite has helped bolster the potential for all communicators to truly serve as counsel for CEOs. Though agency revenue did fall 8% last year, RF still had marquee wins, including Aterian and GlaxoSmithKline. It also won accolades for its interactive work, including a Webby for its loveisrespect.org Web site for client National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Bloomgarden remains active on the boards at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Partnership for New York City, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.