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Kristin Cahill is President of North America, GCI Health.

Matthew Caiola quickly moved through the ranks and after 13 years, he was promoted to 5WPR Co-CEO in February 2022, making him the youngest CEO of a Top 10 PR agency in the United States. Matthew has been a key member of teams that are responsible for the reputation of some of the most sophisticated companies and visible public figures in the world, along with emerging brands and technologies that are making history. Clients have included high-profile individuals such as former Apple and Pepsi CEO, John Sculley; Amazon; SodaStream; real estate software company RealPage, which was taken private in 2020 in a $10.2B deal with Thomas Bravo; Fortune 500 local broadcast leader Sinclair Broadcast Group; global leaders in consumer electronics, VIZIO, Nokia, and Samsung SmartThings; SAP NS2, the U.S. subsidiary of global giant SAP supporting the U.S. national security community in the global fight against terrorism, and Axiom Space, the first to launch an all-private crew mission to the International Space Station. Matt was recently honored by Ragan’s Communicators of the Year Awards 2023, and was also awarded a Stevie by the 2023 American Business Awards for Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year. He is also the leader of 5W’s digital agency, HOW.

Kate Callan is Senior Vice President of Social Strategy at Evoke KYNE.

Caroline Callaway is president and founder of Bolt PR.

Paul Caminiti is a Founding Partner at Reevemark.

Diego Campal is regional director of public affairs at JeffreyGroup, the largest agency exclusively focused on servicing multinational companies and brands in Latin America, providing a full range of marketing, corporate communications and public affairs services with a full-time staff of more than 250 employees in seven wholly-owned offices and a network of local agency partners across the region. Among the firm’s current clients are Airbus, American Airlines, Bayer, Facebook, GE, Marriott, PepsiCo, Salesforce, Samsung, and Sony.

Aric Caplan is President of Caplan Communications in Rockville, MD.

Steve Caplan is founder and principal strategist at Message, a strategic communications and marketing firm based in Hollywood.

John Capodanno is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. He’s a leader in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Group in the U.S. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the views of FTI Consulting, Inc., its management, its subsidiaries, its affiliates or its other professionals.

Tracy Carlson is Senior Director of Crisis and Media Relations at Padilla.

Tawanda Carlton is an account executive at Media Frenzy Global.

John Carnett leads Marketing Maven’s consumer research and campaign analytics.

Lindsey Carnett is CEO and President of Marketing Maven.

Gene Carozza is Senior Vice President at PAN Communications.

Phil Carpenter is Executive Vice President & Managing Director at PAN Communications.

Stephanie Carrington is managing director at ICR.

Andrea Carrothers, MS, RD, is a Senior Vice President at FoodMinds, a division of Padilla, based in Denver, Colo.

John Carter is president of Potomac Digital Group, a script to screen video production agency in Alexandria, VA.

Tony Cashman is President and CEO of CashmanKatz.

Gregg Castano is the founder and CEO of News Direct.

Brian Cattell is co-founder of CLP Strategies, a public relations boutique.

Jimmy Centers is Principal at Cornerstone Public Affairs and co-founded the firm’s Public Affairs practice out of its Des Moines, Iowa office. He previously served as Communications Director former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Terry Branstad and current Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds when they served as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively.

Tina Charpentier is a senior vice president and leads the environmental sciences team at PadillaCRT.

Yang Cheng teaches research methods, strategic communication, and global communication in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Her research interests include social media effects, relationship management, crisis communication, and agenda-setting/building research. Some of her publications have appeared in top journals such as the New media & Society, International Journal of Communication, Public Relations Review, and Asian Journal of Communication. She has also received many awards and honors from global institutions such as the Institute of Public Relations and PRIME research, and has acted as principal investigator in 8 grants including the Arthur Page Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant.

Rachel Chesley is a Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. She provides counsel to clients in complex business situations such as transactions, restructuring, executive transitions, litigation, and crisis.

Alaina Chiappone is a publicist with Otter PR in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ben Chodor is President of Intrado Digital Media.

Josh Chodor is a Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting.

Elizabeth Cholis is a Partner at Dentons Global Advisors.

John Christiansen is a partner at FGS Global.

Valerie Christopherson is Founder and CEO of Global Results Communications.

Erica Ciszek is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

David Clair, CFA, is a Senior Vice President in ICR’s Healthcare Practice.

Jessie Clapper is senior counselor at Spong. Follow her on Twitter, @JessieClapper

Jamie Claudio is executive producer, client services at D S Simon Media.

Erik Clausen is Managing Partner at CG Life.

Whit Clay is co-CEO of Sloane & Company in New York.

Michael Clement is managing director of Strait Insights in Charlotte.

Terri Clevenger is Managing Director of Westwicke/ICR Healthcare Public Relations.

Steve Cody is co-founder and CEO of Peppercomm.

Anthony Coggine is a HR professional turned business writer. He has been covering a range of topics including training, HR, recruiting and cryptocurrency news. 

Ivy Cohen is President and CEO of Ivy Cohen Corporate Communications.

Ryan Cohn is Vice President of Social/Digital at Sachs Media Group.

Ryan Colaianni is a Senior Vice President and lead of the Issues/Crisis group at ReviveHealth, a full-service agency focused on the intersection of healthcare delivery, finance and innovation.

George Coleman is Joint CEO, Current Global.

Piper Collings is associate vice president of Havas Formula’s Social Media division.

Liam Collopy is executive VP of Harden Communications Partners, a Stanton company.

William J. Comcowich is Interim CEO and member of its Board of Directors.

James Condon is a Senior Director, Digital & Insights, at FTI Consulting.

Alyssa Conrardy is co-founder of Prosper Strategies, a mission-driven marketing firm that works with social enterprises, cause-focused companies and business-minded nonprofits.

Matt Conroy is Senior Vice President at Stanton PR and Marketing.

Thomas Conroy is a Senior Account Supervisor at Stanton.

Paula Conway is president and founder Astonish Media Group.

Tom Coombes is CEO and Founder of Cognito.

Jay Cooney is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Harsco Corp., a global market-leading environmental services company. In this role, Jay is responsible for both strategy and execution of Harsco’s internal and external communications, marketing, and branding initiatives. He joined Harsco in 2017 from PepsiCo where he was Vice President, Corporate Communications, and he has held multiple global leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies. Jay holds a JD from the University of Arizona College of Law and an MS in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.

Lenore Cooney is co-founder of Cooney Waters.

Mark Corbae is a Managing Director at ICR Westwicke.

Adam Cormier is vice president at PAN Communications.

Adolfo Corujo is partner and deep digital CEO at LLYC.

Nicole Cottrill is a Partner in Finn Partners' healthcare practice.

Kate Coyle is Managing Director at ICR.

Brendon Craigie is Group CEO of Hotwire.

Mike Crawford is the president of Dallas-based integrated marketing communications firm M/C/C.

Katie Creaser is senior vice president of technology PR at ICR.

Mike Crittenden is Senior Managing Director, D.C., at The Levinson Group.

Rob Cronin leads the Technology practice at W2O Group.

Clay Crumbliss is a Managing Director at ICR, Inc.

Laura Cubillos, RD, is FoodMinds Founder and Executive Vice President of Padilla.

Paola Cuevas, Senior Director at Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC), is a bilingual public relations specialist with experience in food and beverage, travel, lifestyle and consumer brands.

Jean Owen Curran, MS, RD, is a Director at FoodMinds.

Steven Cutbirth leads operations and business development for MDigitalLife, W2O Group’s end-to-end solution for Understanding, Engaging and Activating the online health ecosystem.

Karen Cyphers is partner and vice president of research with Sachs Media.

Steven Czyrny is founder of The Analyst Agency, a global research, marketing, and technology advisory services firm with locations in the United States, Canada, and India. 

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