Karen van Bergen brings more than 30 years of agency and client-side experience to her role as CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group. She holds responsibility for all public relations and public affairs firms within Omnicom, encompassing more than 6,300 employees.
Working in-house, Karen served two stints with McDonald’s in Europe and Asia totaling more than 13 years; she also worked with The Coca-Cola Company and Outboard Marine Corporation. Karen has been recognized with awards including PRWeek PR Professional of the Year – Agency (2016), Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” In 2017, she was the first woman to be ranked #1 on the PRWeek Power List. She is a founding member of Omniwomen, which aims to grow the number of female leaders in Omnicom.
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