Top Women in PR 2014: Karen Murphy O’Brien

Karen Murphy O'Brien, Chairman & CEO, Murphy O'Brien Public Relations

Karen leads her employees by example and continually secures results for her clients that are well beyond the standards of the PR industry. Thanks to Karen, Murphy O’Brien is ranked third in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of top PR firms and is known nationwide for its award-winning PR campaigns, breakthrough creative ideas and exceptional results. The company is also consistently ranked in the top ten “Best Places to Work” in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Karen drives the pro bono campaign for Chrysalis, a non-profit which helps the homeless and economically disadvantaged become self-sufficient by providing employment resources. The goal of the campaign was to raise awareness, which ultimately would help raise funds, for this worthy cause. Karen led her team in the charge, which resulted in spectacular placements in publications such as LA Confidential and The Los Angeles Business Journal, which in turn accomplished the goals Karen and her team set out to achieve.