Meet Celia Berk, Chief Talent Officer at Young & Rubicam Group, at Find & Follow Your Passion on November 9

On Saturday, November 9th, more than 35 top creative professionals will be sharing their insight with our community at the fourth installment of Find & Follow Your Passion, our full-day career conference in partnership with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of our speakers, Celia Berk.

Celia Berk

Back in April of 2009, Celia Berk joined Young & Rubicam Group as the newly created role of Chief Talent Officer. As such, she works in close partnership with its leaders to attract, develop and retain the best talent and promote collaboration across a global network comprised of some of the most powerful brands in marketing communications.

Celia joined the Young & Rubicam group from within one of those companies, global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. For more than ten years, she held the position of Managing Director, Human Resources Worldwide, serving three Chief Executive Officers during a period of significant change for strategic communications companies and their clients. In that time, the company was recognized in numerous industry competitions, surveys and rankings for the caliber of its talent worldwide.

Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Celia spent ten years at Reuters America. Her last position was as Senior Vice President of Organizational Planning, working with the company’s first Chief Information Officer for the Americas. She joined Reuters from The Commonwealth Fund, where she was Administrator of the Harkness Fellowships.

Celia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hofstra University. She serves on the school’s Women in Leadership initiative and received a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award. A Founding Member of the Advisory Council of the National Executive Service Corps, Celia also sits on the Global Advisory Board for the Future of Advertising Project, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, The Wharton School. She supports philanthropic ventures as a Trustee of the Nina Abrams Fund.

Celia began her professional life as a performing artist and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity and the National Arts Club. She is actively involved in the cultural life of New York and can occasionally be spotted in and around the city singing the Great American Songbook.

Join Celia and over 300 young professionals for a full day of discussions, hands on workshops, networking and fun – all aimed to getting you closer to the career of your dreams. Meet the coolest creatives and companies in New York City, learn about different industries, and make valuable connections with peers – register today.

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