Written by: Amanda Young
Titles are granted, but a leader’s behavior earns the respect of their team.
Brunet-García’s Executive Vice President of Media and Engagement, Kimberley Collins, knows when to jump in and teach, step back, and trust her team to excel. The embodiment of a model-the-way mentality, it’s easy to see why she has the respect of her team and why PRNEWS named her a 2022 Top Women in PR mentor honoree.
PRNEWS’ 2022 Top Women in PR recognition is a prestigious award in which they select an elite group of women to represent the best and brightest rising stars, entrepreneurs, change-makers, industry innovators, and mentors in the communication industry today. The women chosen are those leading the charge, making bold advances, and affecting change in their respective communities, teams and organizations.
“The honorees of this year’s Top Women Awards bring a diverse range of experiences, innovations, and allyship to the industry,” says Erika Bradbury, Editorial Director of PRNEWS. “They not only serve to advance their own organizations and personal portfolios, but they have demonstrated their commitments to others, and for that, they should be recognized.”
As an integral part of the agency’s leadership team, Kim leads the agency’s development and execution of client, consumer, and corporate communications efforts. She oversees the agency’s paid and earned media strategies, partner and event outreach, and internal communications for all client and agency initiatives, bringing awareness to some of the most critical issues in our nation.
“Since joining our firm in 2018, Kim has built a multi-million dollar media and engagement practice from the ground up. Long recognized for her public health expertise and her significant contributions to national social marketing campaigns such as the national truth® campaign, Tobacco Free Florida, and CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers®, among others, Kim is universally respected by her clients, her peers and the professionals she leads and mentors at Brunet-García. Her positive impact on our agency, our bottom line, and our future growth trajectory is boundless, as is her competitive spirit and team camaraderie. This recognition from PR News is so well deserved – Kimberley Collins is indeed one of today’s powerhouse leaders in the PR industry.” – Diane Brunet-García
From leading social media strategies and building brand awareness campaigns with multi-million-dollar paid media placements, her oversight is one of the reasons B|G continues to be one of the Fastest Growing agencies year after year.
While all of us at B|G knew the level of talent within the agency, it is fantastic to see the recognition on a national stage, spotlighting what we knew all along; that B| G’s own Kim Collins is, without a doubt, a Top Woman in PR.
Kim will join all honorees in New York City at the awards gala on September 7.