The PR Council today announced that Kim Sample, who has more than 30 years of PR experience, is taking over for president Renee Wilson on August 1.
Sample did a 13-year stint at Ketchum before launching Omnicom’s Emanate shop and doing an executive VP/general manager stint at Text100.
Matt Harrington, PRC chair and Edelman COO, led the five-member board committee that conducted the search for Sample. It worked with executive recruiter Donna Renella to identify and interview candidates.
Wilson, who was global chief client officer at MSLGroup, assumed the PRC president post in 2016.