Myreete Stanforth, 2021 Emerging Leader Honoree

Myreete is a core member of Ketchum’s global Growth Network supporting a multi-million dollar pipeline. During her tenure at one of the largest communications consultancies in the world, Myreete has brought in 95+ new clients for Ketchum, operationalized the business development function, established pipeline reporting, lead development, and professional trainings for her team.

From an account management lens, Myreete wrote the media strategy and led IAT integration for National Safety Council’s 2018 Cannes Lion winning program “Prescribed to Death,” which garnered 2.5 billion impressions and distributed more than one million Warn Me labels to begin the end of the national opioid crisis. The program was recognized by the White house. Myreete was selected to be a Ketchum delegate for the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for her work on this initiative.

Myreete co-created the Emerging Leaders Committee within The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations to develop resources for lower- to mid-level PR practitioners. Within six years, the committee has developed five resource guides, participated in virtual panel content and Plank programming, counseled on behalf of GenZ and millennial voices, mentored 600+ students and recent graduates, and began to pave paths for the future professionals of our industry.

Outside of work, Myreete is an active member of her local church, has been a multi-year Oakley Society mentor for The University of Alabama, and was the 2015 – 2017 Young Professionals Mentor Program chair for PRSA Chicago. She was honored as PRNEWS’ PR People & Rising Stars 2020.

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