Kathy Cripps is president of the Council of Public Relations Firms. The Council is the first trade association to represent the professional, ethical, and financial interests of the US public relations industry. Cripps has been named a "Public Relations All-Star" by Inside PR and to the "Top 50 Healthcare Agency Executives" list published by PRWeek.
As part of her involvement in the public relations industry, Cripps has served on the Board of PRSA's Counselors Academy and was the 2000 Chairman. She has also served on the Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, the WEPR Foundation Board, and on PRSA’s Honors & Award Committee, as its chair in 2002 and as the Silver Anvil Chair. Cripps brings to the Council a unique understanding of the needs of both large and mid-sized agencies.