Kathleen Henson

About

For nearly 25 years, Kathleen Henson has enjoyed a diverse career in PR and marketing, working with some of the country’s most recognizable companies and brands. With unequaled energy, charisma and drive, Kathleen expertly and instinctually connects people, events and ideas to create big media moments that generate impactful, lasting buzz. Owner of her nationally-acclaimed PR firm based in Chicago, Kathleen is constantly and organically growing her infinite, personal arsenal of contacts. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Purdue University and former SVP at Edelman, Kathleen started Henson Consulting in 2001 to reinvent the modern agency and to provide clients with strategic counsel, unparalleled creativity and tangible results. Known for her tenacious spirit, Kathleen always aims to meet and exceed client expectations and still loves the thrill of a great media placement. Her agency, named national Small Agency of the Year by PR News in 2012 and 2014 and a Best Place to Work by PR News in 2014, generates daily high-profile media hits for clients in a variety of the world’s most reputable outlets. A proud mother of five children, Kathleen counts HC as her sixth baby, and is thrilled with its tremendous growth and success over the past 15 years. In 2014, Kathleen was named PR Professional of the Year by PRSA Chicago and among Top Women in PR by PR News in 2015. She was invited to be a guest on NBC's TODAY show in summer 2015 to talk about her focus on kindness and happiness. Kathleen volunteers her time to a number of causes including serving on the board of directors for Breakthrough Urban Ministries in East Garfield Park, the Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board and since 2012 has served as co-chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is a monthly columnist for Chicago Woman Magazine, regularly guest lectures on the PR industry and entrepreneurship and has been featured as a contributor to PR News, the Holmes Report and PRWeek.
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