Category: Global Leadership

Donald A. Baer


Don Baer is Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the global strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller, which is owned by WPP, the world leader in advertising, marketing and communications services. Don has been a member

Harold Burson

Founding Chairman

Harold Burson, in a survey conducted by PRWeek, was described as "the century's most influential PR figure." This recognition is a culmination of more than 50 years of serving as counselor to and confidante of corporate CEOs, government leaders

Kevin Bell

Worldwide President

Kevin Bell is the Worldwide President of Burson-Marsteller. He plays a principal leadership role across Burson-Marsteller’s practices and geographies to help bring the highest quality professional services to our clients and enhance our ability to continue to strengthen and grow the firm. Over the

Patrick Przybyski

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Pat Przybyski is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Burson-Marsteller Worldwide. He is a seasoned financial professional who has served the marketing communications business for more than 24 years. Prior to his tenure

Michele Chase

Worldwide Managing Director of Human Resources

Michele Chase is the Managing Director of Human Resources Worldwide where she is responsible for developing and implementing effective HR strategy to support overall business objectives through employee relations, organizational design, change management, talent acquisition

Ambassador Karen Hughes

Worldwide Vice Chair

Karen Hughes is a leading communications strategist, specializing in strategic messaging, crisis communications and executive communications. Since joining Burson-Marsteller in 2008, Karen has provided strategic communications counsel to many high profile clients. Karen helped develop the strategy to differentiate

Joel Benenson

Worldwide Vice Chair

Joel Benenson, CEO and Founder of Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), is Worldwide Vice Chair. In this role, he works with colleagues around the world to bring clients senior-level strategic communications counseling, while continuing to lead BSG. As an advisor

Patrick Ford

Worldwide Vice Chair, Senior Adviser

Patrick Ford became Burson-Marsteller’s vice chairman and chief client officer in 2012, following six years of driving extraordinary growth in North America as Burson’s regional president and CEO. He also served as chair of the firm’s