Brunner’s own Meredith Klein, PR + Brand Engagement Director, has been selected as a Rising Star honoree in Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Communicators of the Year & Rising Star Awards, Class of 2021. Ragan and PR Daily’s Rising Star Awards recognize the industry’s best individual communications practitioners and teams, and it is no surprise to the Brunner team Meredith was honored as one of the best in the industry. She’s a bold leader, pushing Brunner to achieve more than ever before when it comes to PR.

Meredith joined Brunner five years ago in an entry-level role and over the years was promoted five times. Today, she runs the agency’s PR practice. Among her efforts is a new approach to positioning PR within the agency, which has resulted in more than 25 awards since 2017. As she leads the PR team to success, Meredith has grown her cumulative client PR billings by almost 200 percent year over year, pitched and won two large accounts and increased the PR staff.

“I feel so grateful to be recognized nearly 10 years into my career by Ragan as a Rising Star,” said Meredith.

To see the full list of Ragan’s and PR Daily’s Rising Star winners, visit

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