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PR Week 40 Under 40 2016: Risa Burgess

Risa Burgess of the MSLGROUP Boston office has been selected to the 2016 PR Week 40 Under 40 list of the best young professionals in the industry as published in the August edition. Burgess started her career as an account coordinator 17 years ago at Schwartz Communication that was since acquired by MSLGROUP.

Burgess is a trusted advisor for MSLGROUP Boston’s longest-standing client: West Pharmaceutical (16 years), encompassing product communications, corporate re-branding and an award-winning crisis management initiative that helped thwart threats to business continuity and corporate reputation. She has stabilized, led and grown the prestigious Kimberly-Clark Healthcare account since 2009; then orchestrated the company’s spin-out as Halyard Health.

She is an inspiring young leader and her North Star is “Putting People First“.

With PR and communications forging a bigger and more strategic role on the marcomms stage, PR Week’s 40 Under 40 recognizes innovators in creativity and influence who are ideally positioned to guide the industry toward a new horizon.