2015 PR People Hall of Fame: Karen van Bergen

Karen van Bergen, CEO, Porter Novelli

Flexibility is paramount for the CEO of a global PR firm, and Karen van Bergen has shown this quality time and again in her work with Porter Novelli. With the fast-changing public relations landscape as a backdrop, Karen has hopped nimbly between focus areas, keeping the agency on a growth trajectory, adjusting strategy as new insights arose. She has also been a staunch advocate for PR throughout her career. Karen is a board member for the PR Council, a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and a committee member for The Seminar—a premier, invitation-only organization of the highest-ranking communications and public affairs executives.