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Linda Thomas Brooks, PRSA CEO, Named Member of PRNEWS’ 2024 Class of Top Women

Apr. 17, 2024

Thomas Brooks Recognized as an Industry Champion  

New York, APRIL 17, 2024 – PRSA CEO Linda Thomas Brooks, PRSA CEO, has been named to PRNEWS’ 2024 Class of Top Women. She was recognized in the Industry Champions category, which honors women “who’ve had an exceptional impact on the direction and advancement of the P.R. and communications industry beyond the impact at their own companies.”

Thomas Brooks was named CEO of PRSA in January 2021. In this role, she is responsible for all program, financial, and operational aspects of the organization. Reporting to and collaborating closely with PRSA’s Board of Directors, she guides the development and implementation of PRSA’s strategic vision and plan as well as the programs and policy positions necessary to support the membership.

Throughout her multi-faceted career, Thomas Brooks has operated at the intersection of marketing, media, communications and technology. Prior to PRSA, she served as President/CEO of the Association of Magazine Media. Her other key roles included serving as President of Ingenuity Media at The Martin Agency and EVP, Managing Director of General Motors Mediaworks. 

Additionally, Thomas Brooks has also been named an Ad Age Women to Watch, was honored as one of Folio’s Top 100 Execs, has been presented an AWNY Impact Award for Mentoring, and was inducted into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement. She was a Corporate Fellow at GOOD/Upworthy and is one of the founding executives of the non-profit Institute for Advertising Ethics.

The following PRSA members also earned Top Women honors:

Ronica Cleary
Leah Dergachev
Pamela Greenwalt
Sarah Gorvitz
Toni Harrison
Brandy Jones
Sophia Marshall
Lauren Taylor Meckstroth, APR
Jessica Merz, APR
Amanda Corby Noguchi
Eloisa Orozco
Teresa Valerio Parrot, Ed.D., APR – 2024 PRSA Board member
Dawn Ray
Sarah Manley Robertson
Brenda Springer, APR
Kristen Stippich
Knight Stivender

About PRSA 
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the leading professional organization serving the communications community through a network of more than 400 professional and student chapters in the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. Guided by its Code of Ethics, PRSA empowers its members to succeed at every stage of their careers through a wide breadth of premium professional development programs, exclusive networking events and leadership opportunities. Signature events include the Anvil Awards and ICON, the premier annual gathering for communications professionals and students. For more information, visit www.prsa.org.

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