Mary Beth West has served the U.S. and global public relations industry for many years as a thought leader.

Mary Beth welcomes the opportunity to share her experiences and knowledge amassed from working in corporate, agency, and non-profit arenas, with more than 150 businesses, organizations, and government agencies.

Her servant-leadership mentality aims to help all who work in PR – or who hope to do so in the future – to achieve successful careers while reflecting best practice in service to the public good.

Among many topics Mary Beth has given voice:

  • PR in the Boardroom (Not Just the C-Suite)
  • Ethics in Public Relations
  • Ethics-Washing in Corporate America: The Wells Fargo Case Study
  • PR, Academia, and Where We Go from Here to Educate Toward Standards of Practice
  • PR Careers: The Student Journey
  • The Importance of “Speak Up” Cultures and Anti-Retaliation
  • Crisis Communications and Business Continuity
  • Internal Communications and Culture-Building
  • Inside the Psychology of the Whistleblower Journey
  • Gender-Equity Issues in PR

Among many examples of sharing and encouraging best practices, Mary Beth West joined the now-late PRCA Director General Francis Ingham for a discussion of international ethics code research at the 2022 AMEC International Summit in Vienna.


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