Executive Committee

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Matt Harrington

Chairman

Global Chief Operating Officer

Edelman

Matthew Harrington leads global operations for Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. A 25-year Edelman veteran, Matthew is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management. His expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity and IPOs.

Jon Silvan

Treasury

Founding Partner and CEO

Global Strategy Group

Jon Silvan is Founding Partner and CEO of Global Strategy Group (GSG), recently named winner of Public Affairs Agency of the Year and Public Affairs Campaign of the Year by leading PR industry trade journal The Holmes Report. Recognized by PR Week’s Global Power Book as one of the most influential communications strategists in the U.S., Jon has guided GSG’s growth over the last 20 plus years from a boutique market research agency into a full-service public affairs firms with an award-winning team of over 100 professionals in five offices across the U.S.

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Lee Caraher

SECRETARY

Founder and CEO
Double Forte
Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a national public relations and digital media agency, based in San Francisco, that works with beloved consumer, technology, and wine brands. Lee is a highly sought after communications expert known for her business building acumen and insights.

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Renee Wilson

President

Renee Wilson was appointed the third PR Council president in January 2016. Her primary responsibility is to advocate on behalf of the PR Council’s 100-plus member firms, and the overall profession. Previously, Renee spent 11 years at MSLGROUP, most recently as a member of the global board of directors; and as the firm’s Chief Client Officer, serving as liaison with senior clients and the agency’s international client engagement program, which she created. She was also the President of MSLGROUP in North America from 2012 – 2014. Prior to MSLGROUP, Renee spent four years working in London for Hill & Knowlton. During this time she managed the EMEA communications for brands within Kellogg’s and Johnson & Johnson. Renee was president of the 2014 PR jury for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and served on one other Cannes Jury in 2011.

Board of Directors

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Don Baer:

Chief Executive Officer, Burson-Marsteller

 julie-batliner

Julie Batliner:

President, Carmichael Lynch Relate

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Dale Bornstein:

Chief Executive Officer, MBooth

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Kimberly Eberl:

Chief Executive Officer, Motion PR

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Sandra Fathi:

President & Founder, Affect

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Peter Finn:

Managing Partner, Finn Partners

 

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Anne Green:

President & Chief Executive Officer, CooperKatz

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Gail Heimann:

President, Weber Shandwick

 

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Heidi Hovland:

Global Chief Executive Officer, Devries Global

 Evan_Kraus

Evan Kraus:

President, Managing Director of Operations and Managing Director, Washington, APCO Worldwide

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Katrina Keyes:

President & Chief Executive Officer, K Strategies

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Neil Mortine:

President & Chief Executive Officer, Fahlgren Mortine

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Barri Rafferty:

Partner and President, Ketchum

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Barby Siegel:

Chief Executive Officer, Zeno Group

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Tonya Veasey:

President and CEO, OCG PR

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