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Marni Bahniuk is Vice President of Resound Marketing in Princeton, NJ.

Samantha Baier is director of Taylor’s Digital Sports group.

Nick Bailey is Creative Partner and CEO at futurefactor.

Sally Bain is senior vice president, earned media at Racepoint Global.

Anne Baker is an Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Inkhouse California.

Jami Baker is a Senior Account Executive at Schwartz Media Strategies.

Sara Jane Baker is Senior Manager of Media Relations at Chamberlain Healthcare PR, part of inVentiv Health.

Stephen Baldwin is Editor-in-Chief at Didit Communications.

David Ball is the President and CEO of Ball Consulting Group, LLC.

Ryan Banfill is Partner and Senior Vice President of Sachs Media Group.

Scott Baradell is founder and CEO of Idea Grove, a unified PR and marketing agency for B2B and technology clients. He is editor of, offering news, analysis and advice on the latest in brand trust.

James Barbour is a Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. From 2011-2014 he was Press Secretary at the British Embassy in Washington DC.

RJ Bardsley is chief strategist of Racepoint Global’s Global Tech Practice.

Ann Barlow is Head of Employee Engagement + Senior Partner at Peppercomm.

Rhonda Barnat is Managing Director at The Abernathy MacGregor Group.

Karyl Leigh Barnes is managing partner of the tourism practice at Development Counsellors International.

Christine M. Barney is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of rbb Communications.

Karli Barokas is managing partner, global technology practice at FINN Partners.

Ryan Barr is Managing Partner at Finn Partners and leader of its global financial services practice.

Todd Barrish is president and co-founder of Indicate Media, a digital public relations agency located in downtown New York City.

Scott Bartnick is the co-founder of Otter PR. He is an internationally renowned eCommerce and media expert who has been recognized worldwide for his business acumen. Bartnick owns several successful eCommerce companies and has been recognized for his innovative lifestyle. Bartnick is the bestselling author of The Five Day Startup and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, IBTimes, Yahoo, and more for his success in business.

Gil Bashe is managing partner, chair, global health, FINN Partners. He is also an advisor to the Galien Foundation, and Newtopia; Health Tech World and Medika Life correspondent; and a digital health influencer.

Stacy Bataille is Senior Vice President at Coyne PR.

Fred Bateman is founder/CEO of Bateman Group, which is based in San Francisco with offices in New York and Portland, Ore.

Don Bates, is a writing instructor at New York University, and founding director of the Master’s degree program in strategic public relations at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. also conducts writing workshops and works in PR agency management and M&A for Gould+Partners.

Jennifer Baum is president and founder of Bullfrog + Baum.

Matthew Beaton is a PR consultant and founder of Beaton PR, which works with law, finance and tech firms. He is based in New York City.

Chantal Beaudry is senior partner and head of clinical trials at FINN Partners.

Emma Beck is an account executive at crisis communications agency LEVICK. She can be reached at [email protected].

Jennifer Becker is Vice President of G&S Business Communications.

Tom Becker is a Senior Managing Director on FTI Consulting’s Crisis & Litigation Communications team.

Greg Behr is a founder of GBW Strategies in Raleigh.

Michael Belfer, CPA, CGMA, leads the public relations and advertising industry group at Anchin, Block & Anchin.

Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, is Senior VP and Director of Food & Wellness at Pollock Communications.

Ross Benes is a journalist and researcher who has written for The Wall Street Journal, Adweek, AdExchanger, Quartz, Business Insider, and Esquire. His first book will be published by Sourcebooks next April. You can follow him on Twitter @RossBenes.

Doug Bennett Jr., based in southern Indiana, is a political enthusiast and a public relations executive with more than 15 years of experience, primarily in the health care industry.

Denise Bentele is president & CEO of Common Ground Public Relations.

John Berard is an advisor to a small group of public relations agencies; each of which partners with his firm Credible Context to add geographic reach, subject matter expertise or talent in support of client initiatives. John practices one essential aspect of counsel he promotes to clients: It is important to be a participant in the communities you serve. He has served as a member of the board of the D.C. Hotline, the Washington, D.C. crisis counseling service and as a communications advisor to the National Capital Food Bank, also in Washington, D.C.

Angela Berardino is Chief Strategy and Integration Officer for Turner (a Fahlgren Mortine company).

Maura Bergen is an executive vice president and the U.S. Health Lead for Porter Novelli.

Jessica Berk Ross is Managing Partner of Global Public Affairs at Finn Partners.

Arielle Bernstein Pinsof, MPP, is a partner at Finn Partners Health Practice in Chicago. She can be reached at [email protected].

Chris Bevolo is executive vice president at ReviveHealth.

John Bianchi is a Vice President at Finn Partners.

Hal Bienstock is a senior vice president at Prosek Partners.

Matthew Billy is the host of, a podcast about censorship and the people who stand up to it. He's worked in radio/podcasting since 2003. In 2016 his podcast, "Between the Liner Notes," won the Newhouse School of Public Communications' Mirror Award for Best Single Story—Radio, Television, Cable or Online Broadcast Media for its episode about the founding of MTV.

Amy Binder is CEO of RF|Binder.

Timothy Bird is global CEO of Health Unlimited, a global health consultancy and communications agency with regional hubs in New York City and London. It is part of the Unlimited Group.

Ted Birkhahn is partner and president of New York-based Peppercomm.

Sara Black is vice president at Bospar.

Katie Blair is Vice President and General Manager at PAN Communications.

Alexis Blais is Vice President of Tech PR at ICR.

Kim Blake is a Vice President in Padilla’s Health Sector.

Aaron Blank is CEO and President at Fearey.

Eric Blankenbaker is an Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick.

Bryan Blatstein is Executive Vice President at Spectrum Science.

Elyse Blazey Gentile is Vice President at ICR.

Julia Bloch Mellon is Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Bliss Integrated Communication.

Jonathan Bloom is Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner at McGrath/Power Public Relations.

Kathy Bloomgarden is CEO of Ruder Finn.

Jeff Blumenfeld is president and founder, Blumenfeld and Associates, Boulder, Colorado.

Gloria Bohan launched Fairfax, Va-based Omega World Travel, which is now one of the nation's biggest business travel management company, in 1972.

Zaineb Bokhari is Managing Director, Capital Markets, FTI Consulting.

Ron Bonjean is a partner of the bipartisan public affairs firm ROKK Solutions.

Katherine Bosley is a Senior Director at The Levinson Group (TLG).

Eric Bovim is a Managing Director at Signal Group, a strategic communications and lobbying firm based in Washington, D.C.

David Bowen leads the health practice globally for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and leads Policy & Public Affairs for WPP Health. For over a decade, David was health policy director for Senator Ted Kennedy, where he had a leading role in developing the Affordable Care Act before moving to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led initiatives to create partnerships with governments to support polio elimination.

Rachel Bowen is Senior Account Supervisor at Public Communications Inc.

Jeff Bradford is CEO of The Bradford Group.

Marcus Braham is Vice President, Food + Beverage, at Padilla.

Dan Brahmy is the co-founder and CEO of Cyabra, a SaaS platform that uses AI to detect disinformation online and filter the real from the fake.

Jocelyn Brandeis is a New York City-based PR consultant and writer with 25+years' experience.

Melanie Brandman is CEO and founder of The Brandman Agency.

John Brandt is a vice president at ROKK Solutions, a Washington, DC-based, bipartisan public affairs firm.

Julia Brannan-Rauch is co-founder of MoJJo Collaborative Communications.

Jennifer Brantley is a Partner with MP&F Strategic Communications in Nashville, Tenn.

Johnathon Briggs, MPH, is Senior Vice President, Digital at Public Communications Inc.

Matthew Briggs is vice president at PAN Communications.

Michael Brito is a Group Director at WCG, a W2O Group company.

Bob Brody, a media consultant and essayist in Italy, is author of the memoir “Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age.” His humor has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. He can be reached at [email protected] or on LinkedIn.

Copley Broer is CEO of RadPad and CEO & founder of LandlordStation. A 15-year veteran of the commercial and multifamily real estate industries, he’s a thought leader in the use of technology in real estate.

Jodi Brooks is managing partner and technology practice lead at Finn Partners.

Linda Thomas Brooks is CEO of the Public Relations Society of America.

Blair Broussard is senior VP of AR|PR.

Deborah Brown is Partner and Managing Director, and manages accounts ranging from crisis management to B2B at Peppercomm

Dennis Brown is a Senior Vice President at Fahlgren Mortine.

Mitchell Brown is Director of Political Strategy for Cygnal Polling & Analytics.

Mary C. Buhay is senior VP of marketing at G&S Business Communications.

Peter Burger has worked with the likes of EY, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Towers Watson, New York Life and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. View his portfolio at

Dan Burgess is Director of Digital Engagement at Health Unlimited.

Steve Burkhart is the President of North America for the Hoffman Agency.

Brian Burlingame is CEO of JeffreyGroup, the leading independent strategic communications agency for Latin America.

Hugh Burns is a founding partner at Reevemark.

Hugh Burns is a Founding Partner at Reevemark.

Harold Burson is co-founder of Burson-Marsteller.

Dara Busch is the co-CEO of 5WPR, and leader of its award-winning Consumer division, which is comprised of its Lifestyle, Beauty, Health and Wellness, and Consumer Packaged Goods practices. As co-CEO, Dara oversees agency functions including Human Resources, Marketing, and Business Development, and supports overall agency operations. Dara is also instrumental in working to build and oversee the agency's Florida office. Under Dara's leadership, 5WPR has been named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces, a Top 50 Global PR Agency by PRovoke Media, a top three NYC PR agency by O'Dwyers, and has been awarded multiple American Business Awards, including a Stevie Award for PR Agency of the Year. Since joining 5W nearly a decade ago, Dara has built 5W's consumer division into an industry powerhouse known for its ability to craft and execute strategic communications plans that build brands, drive sales, and cement clients at the intersection of consumer behavior and cultural moments. Dara was most recently honored by the American Business Awards as their 2023 Woman of the Year: PR and Marketing. She has also been named one of Campaign's 2023 US Inspiring Women, and has been named Female Executive of the Year in the PR & Communications category by the TITAN Women in Business Awards. Other accolades include being honored as a Game Changer inRagan's Top Women in Communications Awards and receiving a Silver Stevie Award in the Maverick of the Year "Women in Business" category.

Lorna Bush is Senior Vice President of Fineman PR in San Francisco.

Susan Butenhoff is CEO of Access Emanate Communications.

Ashley Butler is a senior social media strategist with Crosby Marketing Communications.

Thomas P. Butler is President and Founder of Butler Associates, LLC.

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