Kathy Cripps

President, PR Council

As President, Kathy leads the Council of PR Firms, the trade association representing the interests of public relations firms operating in the U.S.  Kathy joined the Council in 2002 following a successful career with two multinational PR firms, and as a founder and principal of an independent healthcare PR firm, Sciens Worldwide.  The Council showcases the creativity and strategic contributions of public relations firms in the marketplace and provides its members with management data, learning and development, and industry leadership opportunities.

Kathy brings to the Council a comprehensive understanding of the needs of large and small firms. Before joining the Council, she was responsible for growing the U.S. healthcare business for Hill & Knowlton and prior to that held a senior position with Burson-Marsteller. She began her public relations career with The Nestle Company and earlier worked as a dietitian in a New York City hospital.

Kathy has an MBA from Fordham University. She is an active industry speaker and is committed to showcasing the dynamic career opportunities in public relations to a cross-section of diverse and talented future PR stars. She is on the Board of the PRSA Foundation.