Heather Kernahan, Global CEO, Hotwire Global Communications, has been announced as the next ICCO Vice-President, a term that will run from October 2022 to 2024.
Heather will also succeed incoming ICCO President, Grzegorz Szczepanski, CEO, Hill + Knowlton Poland, when his term ends in 2024.
Heather Kernahan said:
“I am excited to take on the role of Vice President and work alongside Grzegorz and the rest of the ICCO Board and Executive Committee to make sure ICCO continues delivering value for its members in all regions of the world. I am delighted to be able to lead the organisation from 2024 and expand on the great work being done to support PR associations and agencies.”
Francis Ingham, Chief Executive, ICCO said:
“We are delighted to have such a strong succession of Presidents that will lead ICCO, and the global industry, over the coming the years. Heather will bring her wealth of experience, dynamism, and energy. I am confident we are in safe hands for the foreseeable future.”
Andras Sztaniszlav, CEO, WhiteElephantDigital, Strategist, Partner, PersonaR, and President of the Hungarian PR Association (HuPRA), will take the role of Treasurer, succeeding Alison Clarke, Principal, Alison Clarke Consulting. Omar Qirem will also join the Executive Committee as Ethics Chair, succeeding Christina Forsgård, Founder, Netprofile. New officers will assume their roles at the ICCO Board meeting in Dubai on 11th October.